Andy Murray sets up showdown with Stockholm Open top-seed Sinner after dispatching Viktor Durasovic

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Andy Murray will take on top seed Jannik Sinner in the second round of the Stockholm Open after defeating qualifier Viktor Durasovic.

Norwegian Durasovic, ranked 354 in the world, put up a good fight in the second set having been overwhelmed in the opener but Murray survived another tight tie-break to win 6-1, 7-6 (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 Sinner, who narrowly missed out on a place at the ATP Finals.

Murray 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.

He said: "I still believe I have some good tennis left in me, I want to try and have some more big tournaments."

Murray faces Italian 20-year-old Jannik Sinner on Wednesday for a place in the quarter-finals, and expects a tough match with the tournament’s top seed.

The Scot noted: “[Sinner]’s had a fantastic year, he was very unlucky not to make the [ATP Finals] in Turin. I think he’s won four or five tournaments this year and he loves playing indoors on hard courts so it should be a big test for me - it should be a good one.”

Additional reporting by PA Media.

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