Andy Murray gets the better of Viktor Durasovic to set up mouthwatering clash against Jannik Sinner

Andy Murray in action

Andy Murray got off the blistering start against Viktor Durasovic and then held off a fightback from the qualifier to set up a second-round clash against Jannik Sinner at the Stockholm Open.

Norwegian Durasovic, ranked 354, put up a good fight in the second set having been overwhelmed in the opener but the former world No 1 survived another tight tiebreak to win 6-1, 7-6 (9-7).

That would certainly have been a relief after the drama of his seven missed match points against Dominik Koepfer in Paris last week.

He saw two more go begging having led 6-4 in the tie-break but this time Murray completed the job on his third chance and will now take on 20-year-old Italian Sinner, who narrowly missed out on a place at the ATP Finals.

“I got off to a very good start and the second set he started to play better and was a bit more comfortable on the court,” Murray said after the match.

The three-time Grand Slam winner is trialling a new coach this week in Esteban Carril with a view to the Spaniard joining Jamie Delgado in the Scot’s team for next season.