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Murray reaches second round of Shenzhen Open as Zhang retires

2018 US Open - Day 3

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 29: Andy Murray of Great Britain returns the ball during his men’s singles second round match against Fernando Verdasco of Spain on Day Three of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 29, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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SHENZHEN, China -- Andy Murray advanced to the second round of the Shenzhen Open on Tuesday when Chinese wild-card entry Zhang Zhizhen had to retire in the third set.

Zhang took advantage of Murray’s inconsistent serve to win the second set but started limping in the third and retired when trailing 6-3, 6-7 (3), 4-2.

Murray faced 10 break points in the match, saving eight of them. It was his first match since losing in the second round of the U.S. Open last month.

Murray will next face defending champion and top-seeded David Goffin, who received a first-round bye.

Sixth-seeded Denis Shapovalov of Canada also advanced, beating Ilya Ivashka of Belarus 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 in a match that was suspended for than three hours because of rain.