Andy Murray pleased with display against Kyle Edmund

Last Updated August 02 2018, 07:45Tennis
Andy Murray celebrates victory
Andy Murray celebrates victory

Andy Murray believes the manner of his victory over Kyle Edmund at the Citi Open in Washington was just as important as the result.

The former world number one prevailed 7-6 (7/4) 1-6 6-4 in the battle of the Brits to clinch the biggest win of his comeback from hip surgery.

Murray, now 832nd in the world rankings, was facing the man who replaced him as British number one and gained a measure of revenge for his straight-sets defeat to Edmund at Eastbourne in June.

It was another testing occasion for the Scot, who was taken to a decider for a second time this week having edged out Mackenzie McDonald in the first round.

But the 31-year-old was particularly encouraged by a more attacking display against his compatriot, telling the ATP Tour website: "It was much better, just in terms of the way I actually played the match.

"In the first match I basically spent the whole match defending, I was playing quite far behind the baseline. And that's not really how I want to be playing moving forward.

"I spoke at good length with my coach about that. Today, regardless of the result, we wanted to at least be dictating more points, trying to use my forehand, be closer to the baseline. I think I did that, especially in some of the important moments in the third set... I was being more offensive. I was a lot happier with the way I approached the match."

Murray will take on Marius Copil in the last 16 after the Romanian knocked out Jeremy Chardy 6-4 6-4. He is 2/9 with Sky Bet to win again.

Edmund said: "I gave my best of what I had on the day today. Just didn't work out. It would have been nice to hold serve and maybe even control what I can and take (the third set) to a tie-break but it didn't happen."

Related tennis links

Most Read

Sporting Life's Premier League preview package1

Saturday's Premier League tips

George Pitts brings you the best bets, Super 6 predictions and top stats for each of Saturday's four 3pm Premier League encounters.

All our best sports tips for Saturday 18th August in one place2

Saturday Bets of the Day

All of our best bets and tips for Saturday's sport in one place, including horse racing, football, darts, golf, rugby union and cricket.

The Sporting Life accumulator3

Sporting Life Accumulator

Saturday afternoon's Sporting Life Accumulator is a 7/1 four-timer with the EFL sponsors Sky Bet.

Get all today's market movers4

Punters Grasping at Tramore pay-out

Grasping At Straws is the best-backed horse of the day with Sky Bet and we have all the market movers.

Check out Oli Bell's multiple for Saturday's horse racing5

Oli Bell: Saturday Yankee

Kevin Ryan's Terentum Star gets the nod in the Ripon feature as Oli Bell looks ahead to Saturday's ITV Racing action with a Yankee.

Most Read

Sporting Life's Premier League preview package1

Saturday's Premier League tips

George Pitts brings you the best bets, Super 6 predictions and top stats for each of Saturday's four 3pm Premier League encounters.

All our best sports tips for Saturday 18th August in one place2

Saturday Bets of the Day

All of our best bets and tips for Saturday's sport in one place, including horse racing, football, darts, golf, rugby union and cricket.

The Sporting Life accumulator3

Sporting Life Accumulator

Saturday afternoon's Sporting Life Accumulator is a 7/1 four-timer with the EFL sponsors Sky Bet.

Get all today's market movers4

Punters Grasping at Tramore pay-out

Grasping At Straws is the best-backed horse of the day with Sky Bet and we have all the market movers.

Check out Oli Bell's multiple for Saturday's horse racing5

Oli Bell: Saturday Yankee

Kevin Ryan's Terentum Star gets the nod in the Ripon feature as Oli Bell looks ahead to Saturday's ITV Racing action with a Yankee.

Racing Tips

Teruntum Star: Has winning form at Ripon

Richard Mann: Teruntum taken to Star

Richard Mann previews the weekend action with high-quality racing taking place at Newmarket, Newbury and Ripon.

Check out Simon Holt's latest horse racing selections

Simon Holt: Breeze to blow them away

Simon Holt is backing Librisa Breeze to resume winning ways at Newbury and he has two more selections for Saturday's racing.

Check out Oli Bell's multiple for Saturday's horse racing

Oli Bell: Saturday Yankee

Kevin Ryan's Terentum Star gets the nod in the Ripon feature as Oli Bell looks ahead to Saturday's ITV Racing action with a Yankee.

Next Race Off
15:20 Newmarket
1
(8)
Goodnight Girl
J: Rob Hornby
5
(4)
My Amigo
J: P J McDonald
2
(3)
Music Society
J: J F Egan

Football Tips

Sporting Life's Premier League preview package

Saturday's Premier League tips

George Pitts brings you the best bets, Super 6 predictions and top stats for each of Saturday's four 3pm Premier League encounters.

Chelsea take on Arsenal at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea v Arsenal betting preview

Expect a better Arsenal in their second outing under Unai Emery, but one not quite enough to get a result at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea.

Our best bets for the latest round of Sky Bet EFL action

Sky Bet EFL betting preview

After five winning tips from six last week, including a 6/1 headline, Tom Carnduff looks at the latest round of EFL games.