Without any major turnaround, Both Rafa Nadal and Andy Murray have advanced to the second round of the China Open. The results were very much predicted but still nothing can be said with any surety in Tennis.
Both the players have advanced to the second round of the China Open with straight-set wins Tuesday in back-to-back matches on centre court.
Scores of the both the games
Nadal needed little more than an hour to beat Paolo Lorenzi 6-1, 6-1, fending off two break points as he took time to get his serve under control in the first set. However, still the game was very much in the favour of the Nadal and he won that with a lot of ease.
The 2005 China Open champion, seeded second in Beijing, improved his first-service percentage from 42 to 85 in the second set.
However, the game was not that easy for Murray as it was for Nadal. Andy Murray defeated Andreas Seppi 6-2, 7-5 in the next match, dropping serve once in the second set.
Murray, who took over the No. 1 seeding when Novak Djokovic withdrew from the tournament, is playing at the China Open for the third time. He reached the quarterfinals in his debut and then the semifinals.
On the women’s side, Petra Kvitova beat Chinese qualifier Wang Yafan 6-4, 6-1 to reach the third round. The Czech, who last week won the Wuhan Open, will next face defending China Open champion Garbine Muguruza.