Andy Murray and Feliciano Lopez extend 100% record with Rogers Cup win

Andy Murray and Feliciano Lopez

Andy Murray and Feliciano Lopez maintained their 100% record as a doubles team after beating Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo in the opening round of the Rogers Cup.

The duo have only played doubles together once before – earlier this summer at Queens – and won the tournament, and were given a wildcard to enter the Canadian Open.

They were handed a tough draw against second-seeds Kubot and Melo, but came through 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 11-9.

“In the Match Tie-break, it felt like we were hitting so many good shots and not getting rewarded for it,” said Murray.

“It was tight at the end, but we did well to get through.”

Lopez added: “Whenever I play with Andy, it’s a lot of fun.

“Today was very special as well. I think we deserved the win because we played well overall.”

Elsewhere, Britain’s Dab Evans has earned a dream match against Rafael Nadal after he downed Alex de Minaur 6-4, 7-6 (8-6).

Third-seed Alexander Zverev had just too much for Cameron Norrie, though, with the German easing to a 7-6 (7-4), 6-4 win in Montreal.

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