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Murray eases past Mannarino in Indian Wells opener


Oct 9 (Reuters) – After reuniting along with his pungent sneakers and wedding ceremony ring, Andy Murray was again in enterprise as the previous world primary sealed a cushty 6-3 6-2 win over Frenchman Adrian Mannarino in the primary spherical of the Indian Wells event on Friday.

Murray, who was the speak of social media this week as he requested for followers’ assist in discovering his gadgets that went lacking after coaching, fired 5 aces and struck 19 winners in opposition to Mannarino to safe his first victory on the Indian Wells since 2016.

The Briton will face 18-year-old Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz in the second spherical as he appears to be like to enhance on his greatest profession end on the event in 2015, when he reached the semi-finals.

The 34-year-old, who had hip surgical procedures in 2018 and 2019, has struggled to reclaim the form of kind that helped him win three Grand Slam titles and two consecutive Olympic singles gold medals in London and Rio de Janeiro.

Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru; Editing by Lincoln Feast.

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