World number one Andy Murray advances in Madrid Open

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World number one Andy Murray

World number one Andy Murray had a straight-set victory over Romanian Marius Copil to progress to the third round of the Madrid Open.

The 29-year-old British man, who had a first-round bye, won 6-4 6-3.

World number one Andy Murray was not at his normal best early on but broke 104th seeded Copil at 5-4 to take the first set and pounced again at 3-2 in the second.

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He will now face Croat Borna Coric or Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the last 16.

It was a dominant display from Murray against a potentially dangerous opponent as he prepares for the French Open, which starts on 28 May.

Copil will move into the world’s top 100 next week, and the Romanian was the more aggressive player in the first set.

It took World number one Andy Murray until the 10th game to break his serve, and he finally prevailed through attacking Copil’s shaky backhand.

  • The Briton looked far more focused in the second set as he wrapped up victory in 1 hour and 23 minutes – with just nine unforced errors and without facing a break point.
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