Andy Murray 6-4 7-6 Kimmer Coppejans; Brit battles hard against local favourite and sets out intentions for the rest of 2019

Andy Murray has come through his first round meeting with Kimmer Coppejans pretty unscathed.

The former world number one had to battle hard on route to a 6-4 7-6 victory against the Belgian in front of home support.

Andy took an early lead in the match finding himself 3-0 up after just 9 minutes on court but Coppejans remained in contention.

The Belgian tried most of the time to get into that inside-out forehand position did get quite a lot of joy off the shot and found the break back.

Murray wasn’t at his best, his serve didn’t stand up too well and hit a few too many errors than he would have liked but always maintained slightly ahead.

A match of what could have been for Kimmer who was broken at 4-5 serving to stay in the set and then in the second set tie-break lead by a break at 3-1 and then and 3-2 hit his first and only double fault to bring Murray back level.

Murray in the last couple of days has set out his intentions for the rest of the season.

Tournament director in Vienna did confirm that a wildcard was being held if he wanted it but Andy’s season on the ATP tour will end in Antwerp.

Andy will be heading back home as he and his wife Kim are expecting their third child and is on call to potentially go back early.

Andy does have intentions to play again this year and has his eyes set on the Davis Cup Finals in Madrid where teams have to be announced at the end of October.

Next up for Andy on Wednesday will be either Hugo Dellien or Pablo Cuevas.

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