Andy Murray Slams Robin Soderling in ATP Finals
Andy Murray won in straight sets at his opening game in the ATP Finals in London. Beating the man who took his world no. 4 ranking earlier in the year when he won a masters victory in Paris last week.
Last year Robin Soderling won through to the semi final stage of this competition and has had a fantastic season this year, especially when it comes to indoor tournaments.
Murray though can never be underestimated and even though Soderling was perhaps the favourite on paper coming into this game, the Scot showed his intentions early on pulling the Swede around the court and winning the first set in style 6-2.
As often happens after a break between sets the momentum fell slightly from Murray’s game and Soderling started to force his way back into the match, making Murray play break points for the first time.
In truth though, Murray was always in control and so it proved when he finished off the match after 1 hour 20 minutes winning the second set 6-4.
He had a disappointing exit from the group stages last year so he knows that he will have to go all out to win all of his round robin matches to ensure that he progresses.
Federer will take on Ferrer later on tonight and we shall get a look at how sharp Federer is feeling in the huge O2 indoor arena.