Murray Going ‘In Right Direction’ After Biggest Win Since Return

Beijing (AFP/APP): Andy Murray said his return to tennis is going “in the right direction” after the former number one claimed his biggest scalp Tuesday since career-saving hip surgery.

The Briton defeated US Open semi-finalist Matteo Berrettini 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (9/7) in just over two hours at the China Open in smoggy Beijing. Murray meets compatriot Cameron Norrie in the last 16 after a gutsy victory over the 13th-ranked Italian.

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Murray, 32, a three-time Grand Slam winner, said he had made big strides since the first singles match of his return, a defeat at the Cincinnati Masters in mid-August.

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Last week in Zhuhai he won his first ATP singles match since January’s major operation.

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