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Tennis: Murray passes Vesely test, Federer wins

Two-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray survived the determined challenge of young Czech Jiri Vesely to reach the fourth round of the Indian Wells ATP Masters on Monday. Murray, formerly ranked world number two but currently sixth, had to rally in the second and third sets to defeat the 20-year-old, 77th-ranked Vesely 6-7 (2/7), 6-4, 6-4, and the Scot dubbed it "a frustrating match."

Tennis: Murray makes it through, Federer, too

Andy Murray avoided another early exit at Indian Wells on Saturday, rallying for a three-set victory over Lukas Rosol in his opening match at the ATP Masters and WTA hardcourt event. Murray, the Wimbledon Champion who has yet to reach a final since undergoing back surgery in September, asserted himself in the second and third sets for a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory over the 49th-ranked Czech. World number one Rafael Nadal was waiting in the wings to launch his title defence with a second-round night match against Czech Radek Stepanek.

Tennis: Nadal battles into Indian Wells third round

Rafael Nadal's Indian Wells title defence got off to a rocky start on Saturday, as the world number one was forced to rally for a three-set victory over Radek Stepanek. Nadal needed nearly two and a half hours to get past the talented Czech 2-6, 6-4, 7-5, eight double faults doing little to help his cause in the second-round clash. Wimbledon champion Andy Murray, the fifth seed, fought back from a set down against another Czech, subduing Lukas Rosol 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.

Tennis: Dimitrov topples Murray to reach Acapulco final

Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov edged second-seeded Andy Murray in three sets on Friday to reach the final of the ATP Mexico Open, where he'll face South African Kevin Anderson. The fourth-seeded Dimitrov, who had never beaten Murray in three prior encounters, triumphed 4-6, 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (7/3). Dimitrov needed two hours and 54 minutes on the Acapulco hard court to seal the victory, giving a leap of triumph as Murray's forehand found the net on match point to bring things to a close at 2:30 am.

Spain's David Ferrer exits Acapulco tourney with injury

Acapulco, Mexico, Feb 28 (EFE).- Spain's David Ferrer retired from his quarterfinal match here at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel with a leg injury, while second-seeded Scotsman Andy Murray came back from the brink to win in three sets. Ferrer won the first set of Thursday's match against South Africa's Kevin Anderson by the score of 6-2, but he injured his leg in the fifth game of the second set and fell to his knees on the court in pain.

Ferrer, Murray advance to Acapulco quarters

Acapulco, Mexico, Feb 27 (EFE).- Spain's David Ferrer advanced to the quarterfinals of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel in this Pacific resort city with a 7-6 (7-1), 6-2 victory over countryman Feliciano Lopez, while second-seeded Scotsman Andy Murray also booked a spot in the tournament's final eight. Lopez did not face a single break point in the first set of Wednesday's match against one of tennis' elite returners, but the wheels came off suddenly in the tiebreaker and he was unable to recover.

Ferrer cruises into Acapulco 2nd round

Acapulco, Mexico, Feb 26 (EFE).- Spain's David Ferrer routed Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin 6-2, 6-3 to advance to the second round of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel in this Pacific resort city. Ferrer, a three-time champion of this event when it was played on clay, was equally comfortable on the tournament's new hard-court surface on Tuesday evening, needing just an hour and a half to dispatch his 57th-ranked opponent.

Tennis: Wimbledon champ Murray to warm-up at Hurlingham

Andy Murray will warm up for his Wimbledon defence by participating in the BNP Paribas Tennis Classic at London's Hurlingham Club in June, it was announced on Wednesday. Murray, the world number seven, will be one of the star attractions at the exhibition event in west London from June 17-20 where leading male and female players will get in practice ahead of Wimbledon, the last of tennis' four major tournaments still played on grass. "Playing at the Hurlingham Club last June was the perfect way for me to warm up for Wimbledon," said Murray.

Murray says marriage, a family are goals outside tennis

Acapulco, Mexico, Feb 25 (EFE).- British tennis star Andy Murray, the 2013 Wimbledon champion and world No. 7, said in an interview with Efe that his focus on court was to play consistently, while his goals off the court included marriage and having a family. "I've thought about having a family life, a happy life, with a family. I plan to get married because it's very important for me, for my future, when I no longer have the opportunity to play tennis and stop traveling so much," the Scotsman said.

Murray says marriage, a family are goals outside tennis

Acapulco, Mexico, Feb 25 (EFE).- British tennis star Andy Murray, the 2013 Wimbledon champion and world No. 7, said in an interview with Efe that his focus on court was to play consistently, while his goals off the court included marriage and having a family. "I've thought about having a family life, a happy life, with a family. I plan to get married because it's very important for me, for my future, when I no longer have the opportunity to play tennis and stop traveling so much," the Scotsman said.
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