Murray recovers to reach Rogers Cup quarters
Tennis fans hoping to land tickets for the ATP world tour finals in London later this year saw British hopeful Andy Murray stare defeat in the face at the Rogers Cup this week.
The star was seeming breezing his way into the quarter final stages in Canada after taking the first set of his match against Gael Monfils 6-2.
However, the Scot did not get things his own way in the second set as the Frenchman recovered to dominate proceedings with winning an impressive set 6-0.
Murray fans breathed a sigh of relief however, as the world number four rallied to take the match 6-2, 0-6, 6-3.
He will now play Argentina's David Nalbandian in the next round of the tournament.
"I wanted to improve certain things, and I think that I did," Murray told the Guardian.
"But I shouldn't have allowed myself to get distracted by my opponent in the second set. He's fun to watch but it's difficult to concentrate sometimes against him. But the good thing about tennis is you can regroup and come back – and that's what I did."
Murray will join a host of tennis stars at the 02 Arena in London when the Barclays ATP world tour finals come to the capital in November.
Posted by James Ford