Murray heads into Open with Brisbane win under his belt

WORLD No.3 Andy Murray has had the perfect preparation leading into the Australian Open after defending his Brisbane International title with a straight sets 7-6 (7-0), 6-4 win over up-and-coming Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov.

The win has the Scot off to a good start in 2013 following his breakthrough year in 2012 where he won his first grand slam title at the US Open, a gold medal at the London Olympics and finished the year on a career-high world ranking.

He was challenged in his first outing on Pat Rafter Arena by local qualifier John Millman, who pushed the 25-year-old to three sets, but came through the next two matches with relative ease.

The 48th-ranked Dimitrov, playing his first ATP tour final and rated by many as a future Grand Slam winner, did not go down without a fight, putting in an impressive performance to break the top seed early in the match and taking the first set to a tiebreak.

The 21-year-old also claimed the first break in the second set to go up 4-3, but Murray fired up to break back straight away before closing up in style.

In yesterday's doubles final, the unseeded pairing of Spaniard Tommy Robredo and Brazil's Marcelo Melo produced an upset 4-6, 6-1, 10-5 victory over top seeds, American Eric Butorac and Australia's Paul Hanley.
 

Topics:  andy murray, australian open, brisbane international, grigor dimitrov, tennis



Local Real Estate

finda logo
Featured Real Estate
HOUSE OF... $249,000
House 3 1 1
WHEN SIZE MATTERS!!! $549,000 neg
House 4 2 8
Escape Suburbia $335,000...
House 4 2 2
LITTLE BEAUTY IN CENTRAL... $239,000
House 3 1 3

Featured Jobs

finda logo

Ipswich jobs listed daily

Featured Jobs
GENERAL MANAGER ... Gladstone Full Time $120 - $150
SHORT ORDER COOK Walloon Casual
Team Leader Ipswich Full Time


Local Partners

LATEST DEALS AND OFFERS

Job Listings

Search for your next job now.
Learn More

Cars For Sale

Find cars for sale online now.
Learn More

Property Listings

Search for a property online right now.
Learn More

Local Profile

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Special Offers

Latest deals and offers

View today's ePaper!

Read the digital edition
Learn More

Horoscopes

Virgo

Your dreams are vivid, and there may be some psychic experiences that will help you come to a conclusion over a problem. Trust your instincts.

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save