ATP World Tour Finals – Murray Downs Soderling

atp world tour finalsAndy Murray made the best possible start to the 2010 ATP World Tour Finals as he blew away¬† fourth seed Robin Soderling in Sunday’s opening match.

Soderling had just in the last week overtaken Murray in the rankings, moving the Scot down to 5th in the world. So it was with much pleasure i’m sure for Murray that the British number one demolished the Swede 6-2 6-4 in one hour and 20 minutes.

Murray must still face Roger Federer and David Ferrer in the round-robin stage later in the week, with the the top two from group B joining the top 2 from group a in the semi finals.

Murray missed out on the semi finals by just 1 game last year and made the semi finals in 2008 when the event was held in Shanghai.

After todays match, Murray spoke to the press,

I think tactically it was a great match, I think I played very smart tennis. It was getting tough in the second set, a lot of long rallies and I was on the defensive quite a lot but I stuck to my tactics well and managed to come through. The court is really slow for an indoor court. I used the slice really well, it was staying pretty low, and played a lot of drop-shots which some of the commentators don’t like, but they worked today.