22 Nov 2010

Murray crushes Soderling in London

5:42 am on 22 November 2010

Andy Murray made a perfect start to his bid to win the ATP World Tour Tennis Finals for the first time with a 6-2 6-4 victory over Sweden's Robin Soderling.

Murray was in fine form as he opened the annual end-of-season event, featuring the world's top eight players, with the kind of dominant display that hinted the Briton is capable of providing a home winner for the fans at London's O2 Arena.

The fourth seeded Soderling, arrived in the English capital full of confidence after an impressive year, but the fifth seed Murray was at his imperious best as he dismissed him in one hour and 20 minutes.

Murray had the perfect motivation against Soderling as the Swede had replaced him as the world number four after winning the Paris Masters last weekend.