Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2017: Wednesday Tennis Scores, Results, Updated Schedule


Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Tomas Berdych all won at the 2017 Qatar ExxonMobil Open on Wednesday. Top seed Murray was pushed hard by Austrian Gerald Melzer early on but overcame some trying moments to eventually win in straight sets.

Djokovic made much easier work of his match with unseeded Horacio Zeballos. The Argentinian couldn’t stay with an in-form Djokovic, who dropped just seven games en route to a straight-sets win.

Things were much tougher for Berdych, who was hammered in the second set by the Czech Republic’s Jiri Vesely. A 6-1 defeat spurred third seed Berdych to win the deciding set by the same margin.

Here are the results from Wednesday’s matches:

For a look at Thursday’s full schedule, visit the ATP World Tour official site.


Murray eventually won a close tiebreak to pip Melzer to the first set. However, the world No. 1 found himself 2-1 down to start the second.

Murray soon won eight points in a row with the set tied at three apiece to move two games ahead. Needing to break serve, the Scot couldn’t claim a break point to progress.

To compound matters, Murray then failed to hold serve, allowing Melzer to push the match one game short of needing another tiebreak.

Murray regained his focus, though, and made sure there would be no need to prolong the set or the match. The top seed had served 10 aces but struggled to break Melzer’s serve as the Austrian saved five of seven break points.

Murray will know he needs to play better, starting with the …

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