Andy Murray will take on fifth seed Mario Ancic in the second round of the Heineken Open (Auckland) today. Andy will be second out on Stadium and play starts at 10PM GMT - discuss here
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Source: Television New Zealand
Murray, ranked 62 in the world, one behind his opponent, raced into a 4-0 lead in the first set and seemed to be in a hurry to make the second round and a match against either Kiwi Mark Nielsen or fifth seed Mario Ancic. But the Dane fought back to level at 5-5 as both players struggled with their serves in the windy conditions - Murray had six double faults in his first three service games.
I didn't hear 1 boo despite reports suggesting there were boo's all round. There were a couple of "ooh, aahhs" but no booing, it was a light hearted joke. I would say it must be fanatical female rights people making a big deal out of it, grow a sense of humour is my advice.
In the 10th game Murray showed his frustration smashing his racket into the ground, breaking it and earning a warning from the umpire. He saved two break points in his next service game and broke the Dane for the first set.
The Scot broke Carlsen in the third game and was leading 5-2 when his 32-year-old opponent hurt his ankle. An injury timeout did not disrupt Murray, who broke for a 7-5 6-2 victory.
It's difficult to play matches when it's windy, especially at the beginning of the year, because it's difficult to get into a rhythm.
I didn't feel that sharp at the start of the match. I was 4-0 up but I didn't feel like I was playing great.
I won and that's the most important thing. I played better in the second set and hopefully that will give me confidence in my next match.
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