Andy Murray maintained his 100% record head to head with Grigor Dimitrov as he battled his way into the fourth round of the Miami Masters with a straight sets win over the Bulgarian.
Murray recovered from a poor start to beat Dimitrov in straight sets 7-6 (7-3) 6-3.
Murray was broken twice early in the first set and had to save two set points at 2-5, however it was perhaps more of lack of concentration / nerve from Dimitrov that saved the first set for Murray as the world number 32 served Three double faults when he served for the set at 3-5 allowing Murray to recover the set and take it on a tie-break.
Murray then broke serve early in the second set and maintained good focus to stay in control of that set and secure his place in the fourth round. After his win, he spoke to the media,
He was taking the ball early very aggressively and hitting very clean at the beginning of the match and I had to weather the storm a bit. If you don’t feel like you are playing at your best, you don’t go for the lines, you just try to keep a good depth and hit the ball mainly crosscourt and make your opponent have to beat you. I did that in the first set.
Murray will now face Italian world number 19 Andreas Seppi in the 4th round and moves to a 3-0 head to head lead over Dimitrov.
If Murray wins this tournament, he will move to number two in the world rankings, ahead of Roger Federer.