The Italian had 14 aces in the 85-minute game, saved all three breakpoints he faced and had only seven unforced mistakes.

Published: June 18, 2021 10:40 AM |

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Andy Murray from Great Britain plays at the Queens Club tournament in London in a singles tennis match against Benoit Paire from France. (Photo | AP)

LONDON: Top seed Matteo Berrettini overpowered Andy Murray with his booming serve in a 6-3, 6-3 win at the Queen’s Club grass tournament and made it to the quarter-finals.

The Italian had in the 85 minute game of 14 aces, saved all three breakpoints he faced and only had seven casual mistakes.

“That was really tough. We all know who Andy is, he’s a great player and he was always there, even to the last point, “said Berrettini.

” I know how hard it is to come back from an injury, so I wish him the best of luck. I’m just glad he’s back. ”

The 34-year-old Murray, who suffers from a groin injury, defeated Frenchman Benoit Paire on Tuesday in his first single game in three months in straight sets.

“You have to be right and I wasn’t today. I haven’t played at the top level. “

” I’m not happy to lose, “fü added Murray, who said he couldn’t quite tell what the injury was.

“I definitely want to get better. My wish is to improve after the games and work on things. It’s still there. Let’s see what happens when I get the chance to play more games. Trust me it ain’t easy The guy goes 140 mph. It’s difficult to prepare for it. “

Evans reached the round of 16 with a 6-4, 7-6 (7) win over French Adrian Mannarino.

His win made it the first time since 1996 three Britons are in the quarter-finals of an ATP Tour event.

In other games on Thursday, the runner-up Denis Shapovalov from Canada defeated the Spaniard Feliciano Lopez 6: 2, 6: 3, and the American Frances Tiafoe defeated the qualifier Viktor Troicki from Serbia with 6: 3, 7: 6 (3).

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