2016 Miami Masters: Andy Murray Defeats Denis Istomin

2016 Masters 1000 Miami First Round
Andy Murray Defeats Denis Istomin (UZB)
6-3, 7-5

Miami 2016 Istomin

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┬áin 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
3 Wins 0
0 Clay 0
0 Grass 0
3 Hard 0
0 Carpet 0
1 Grand Slams 0
0 Finals 0
0 Semi-Finals 0
Murray vs Istomin Previous Matches
Date Event Round Surface Winner Score
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)