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Andy Murray has defeated Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan in a match of the Brisbane International Tennis tournament on Friday. Murray won the match in the straight sets by 6-4, 7-6(3). With this win, Murray has reached the semi finals of this event.

Murray who has been given the top seed in this event was quite clinical in his effort in the match against Istomin and he completely outsmarted his opponent. It took him 1 hour and 37 minutes to win the match.

Both the players made a pretty good start to the match and the first 8 games of the opening set went with the serve. The scores were levelled at 4-4 till that time. Murray got a breakpoint in the ninth game and he didn’t waste that. He gave Istomin the first blow and got ahead by 5-4. He only had to hold his service in the 10th game to seal the first set and he did exactly that.

But, in the second set, Murray had to work very hard for his points. Neither of the two players managed to sneak a breakthrough in the first 12 games of the second set and the set went into the tie breaker. In the tie breaker, Murray kept his cool and won the tie breaker to move into the next round.

In the post match interview, Murray said, “It was a tight game. Istomin served really well for most part of the match. But, in the tie breaker, he made a few mistakes which allowed me to walk away with a win.”

On the other hand, Istomin said, “Murray is a great player and it’s not easy to defeat him if he is playing in top form. I tried hard, but, towards the end, he soaked the pressure really well and won the match.”

In the next match, Murray will take on Kei Nishikori of Japan.