|2016 Masters 1000 Miami First Round|
|Andy Murray Defeats Denis Istomin (UZB)|
Andy Murray shook of the early defeat in Indian Wells last week with a comfortable win over the world number 75 Denis Istomin. The Scot won the match in straight sets 6-3 7-5 in yesterdays evening session.
The Scot now goes on to face Gregor Dimitrov in the third round, their last match at the Masters 1000 event in Cincinnati finished 7-5 in the deciding set in Murray’s favour after Dmitrov served for the match.
Last year Murray reached the final losing to world number 1 Novak Djokovic. Rafael and Stanislas Wawrinka both bowed out yesterday, which made the odds of a repeat final of last year better.
New Head To Head Record
Andy Murray and Denis Istomin have now met on 3 occasions and their head to head record now stands at 3-0 in Murray’s favour. Their previous match before today was on hard courts at the 2013 US Open where Murray won 6-7(5), 6-1, 6-4, 6-4.
|Andy Murray||Denis Istomin|
|Murray vs Istomin Previous Matches|
|Mar 2016||Masters 1000 Miami||R64||Hard||Murray||6-3, 7-5|
|Aug 2013||US Open||R16||Hard||Murray||6-7(5), 6-1, 6-4, 6-4|
|Dec 2012||Brisbane, Australia||Q||Hard||Murray||6-4, 7-6(3)|