Murray confident of beating Del Potro in 3rd-round blockbuster​

Murray confident of beating Del Potro in 3rd-round blockbuster​

World number one Tennis star ​Sir Andy Murray ​has expressed​ confidence in ​advancing to the next round of the ongoing French Open tournament by beating Juan Martin del Potro in the third round​.

Murray set up the clash that is set to be a​​n incredibly tough tie so early in the tournament​ after bruising ​Slovakia’s Martin Klizan ​6-7 (3/7), 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7/3) ​on Thursday​.

​The last year’s runner-up ​Murray​​ ​is aware how tricky a match it will prove to be​ ​​​when he faces 29th seed Del Potro​, both of whom​ played out two epics in 2016, securing one win apiece​.​

But despite naming the Argentine as one of the world’s top players, Murray believes he has all the tools to progress when they meet on Saturday.

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When asked whether he can beat Del Potro, he replied: ​”​Absolutely.

​”​In my opinion he’s one of the best players in the world when fit and healthy.

​”​He’s had a lot of tough draws. He’s lost to Djokovic a few times and Raonic in Delray Beach. In Miami I think he lost to Roger [Federer].

​”​With the ranking he has he’s met a lot of the top guys early on. I’m capable of winning that match. I’m playing way better than two weeks ago.

​”​I hit a lot of balls today and it seems like people don’t think I didn’t play particularly well today but I did well against a tough opponent.​”




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