Andy Murray wins opening match at ATP finals

Andy Murray wins opening match at ATP finals
November 5, 2012, 12:03 pm
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Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic plays a return to Andy Murray of Britain, during their ATP Tennis Finals singles match, in London, Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

(APWF)

LONDON (AP) Andy Murray won his first match in Britain since winning his first Grand Slam title, beating Tomas Berdych 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Monday in the opening match of the ATP finals.

Murray wasted 10 break points before finally converting to take a 3-1 lead in the second set. He won his only other break point in the third set to take a 2-1 lead.

After losing in the Wimbledon final, Murray won the gold medal at the London Olympics and then won the U.S. Open for his first major title.

Later Monday, top-ranked Novak Djokovic was to face Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the other Group A match at the season-ending tournament for the top eight players in the world.

Group B, which includes Roger Federer, will play Tuesday.