Max Purcell beats Mitchell Krueger in deciding-set tiebreaker at Dallas Open

DALLAS (AP) — Max Purcell won a tiebreaker in the deciding set after letting two match points get away, beating Mitchell Krueger 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (3) in the first round of the Dallas Open. The sixth-seeded Australian won six consecutive points in the tiebreaker after falling behind 1-0. Purcell closed out the match with a winner on a forehand after struggling with that stroke throughout the match. Taro Daniel of Japan won the other opening-round match, 4-6, 6-4, 5-0, over Constant Lestienne when the Frenchman retired with an arm injury.

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