Andy Murray is expecting a good night’s sleep after clocking his first victory in straight sets since October to earn a third-round spot at the INdian Wells Masters against fellow Brit Jack Draper.

The three-time Grand Slam champion hso has won seven matches this season in a third set, was pleased to go past Radu Albot 6-4, 6-3, winning easily for a change.

Murray says short, sharp victories lead to restful nights.

“Usually I will sleep better. If you’ve had a shorter match, there’s probably less aches and pains, so it’s easier to sleep,” he said.

“The day off as well becomes a bit more productive,there is just less fatigue, less sort of soreness from the match.

“I’ll probably be able to practisce (Sunday) at a slightly higher intensity and probably practise more specific things – whereas yesterday (after another three-setter) I just really hit a few balls, and that was it.”

The 35-year-old will be hoping to school a 21-year-old opponent playing the desert event for the first time.

“I’ll be going into the match with Jack feeling good,” the veteran aged 35 said.

The British pair are clumped together in the rankings, with Murray on 55th with Draper one spot behind.


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