Murray Beats Janowicz 7-5 6-2Jake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
Andy Murray put on an impressive display to beat Jerzy Janowicz 7-5 6-2 in the second round of the Shanghai Masters in China.
The Brit was convincing from the early stages of the game, only losing four points on his service game during the first set.
Saving two break points with stunning aces at the start of the second set, Murray broke serve in the fourth and eighth games, helping him secure victory.
Just a few weeks ago Murray and Janowicz played one another in a hard-fought battle at the China Open but today’s clash was dominated by Murray.
With his service game working smoothly, Murray pressured Janowicz into making mistakes. Janowicz put up a fight initially to deny the Scot any break points but his resistance fell away when he was serving to stay in the set from 6-5 down.
Murray dominated the second set and Janowicz appeared to lose the battle very quickly, especially after 3-1 down when he required treatment on his ankle.
Murray now faces David Ferrer in his third round match.
Ferrer nearly lost out to Martin Klizan in the second round but went from a 6-5 match point in the second set to take the match 4-6 7-6 (7-4) 6-4.
Murray stands at ninth and Ferrer tenth in the race to London for the ATP Finals in November. Only the top eight will secure a place at one of the year’s most prestigious and enjoyable events.
Shanghai Masters Betting
If you’re thinking of betting on the tennis then Sky Bet has some of the best markets for the tournament. Murray is favourite to win his next match at 4/11, whilst David Ferrer is 9/4 to win.
For some more exciting odds I’d put £10 on Murray to beat Ferrer 2 sets to 1, which will return £38 on a £10 bet.