European Open: Andy Murray beats Kimmer Coppejans in first round in Antwerp

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Andy Murray won his first ATP Tour-level game in Europe as he conquer Kimmer Coppejans.
The former world number one lasted his return from hip surgery by defeating wildcard Coppejans, rated 158th on the planet, 6-4 7-6 (7-4).
Murray will face eighth seed Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay or even Bolivian Hugo Dellien in the 16 later this week.
Fellow Briton Cameron Norrie lost 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 to Spain’s Feliciano Lopez.
Lopez, 38, proceeded to win in an hour and 29 minutes and asserted the only break of serve.
Norrie had Lopez in but was not able to break .
Despite the defeat Norrie will grow to be the number two on Monday.
Edmund, who won the championship at 2018 in Antwerp, lost in qualifying this season and can be set to fall beyond the top 70.
Since defeating Stan Wawrinka at Eastbourne three-time Grand Slam winner Murray acquired his first success.
Murray held a 3-0 lead against his 25-year-old competition in the first set in him being busted back, but the Scot broke again in the 10th game, however three faults resulted.
The second set was clinched by him in a match that lasted 44 minutes to one hour at a tie-break.
Antwerp is very likely to be Murray’s last tournament of the year, with the exception of the Davis Cup next month.
He expects to play in the Australian Open in January but is likely a break once the European Open finishes and might depart Antwerp early when his wife, Kim, goes right into labor with their third child.
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