Murray through to third round at Monte Carlo

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Andy Murray has won his first match on clay of the season by beating Viktor Troicki 6-0 6-3 in 67 minutes.

The Scot used a variety of strong attacking play with an unyielding defence to take control of the match and his Serbian opponent.

It was a good start.

Normally it has taken me a few matches to get used to the clay, but today I moved well from the beginning and that's really important for me on this surface.

I haven't had much time on clay to work on things - I will get that in the next five or six weeks before the French Open.


Murray will next play Julien Benneteau or Jurgen Melzer.
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^.. so when we getting the match report, Mark? Wink
April 17, 2012, 07:24 PM
By scotnadian

Excellent, andy played well. I think his attitude is changing working with lendl. Lendl is a  great guy and Andy has chosen well. Let us all be patient ,so many of you do not play the game , he will be fine you are all so critical. he has changed so much this last year . Have faith
April 17, 2012, 07:34 PM
By jdonald

Excellent, andy played well. I think his attitude is changing working with lendl. Lendl is a  great guy and Andy has chosen well. Let us all be patient ,so many of you do not play the game , he will be fine you are all so critical. he has changed so much this last year . Have faith

Hey, I'm not!
April 17, 2012, 07:37 PM
By Elena

^.. so when we getting the match report, Mark? Wink
Hopefully the last of these fillers.
April 17, 2012, 08:41 PM
By Mark

Hopefully the last of these fillers.

Whistle MArk had to fill because I forgot Frown Sorry guys!
April 17, 2012, 08:43 PM
By Hazybear

Don't worry Mark & Hazel...if you start one, the rest of us can fill it to the gunnels with our own 'expert' views. lol
April 17, 2012, 08:47 PM
By scotnadian

Great to see Andy and Jamie winning the doubles, a good day at the 'office' for Andy. hope he keeps it up.
April 17, 2012, 08:56 PM
By Iris

For those also interested I've now also posted RTR for tomorrow (really have been asleep this week so far) http://www.murraysworld.com/forum/read-the-round/monte-carlo-2012-day-4-(1804)/
April 17, 2012, 08:57 PM
By Hazybear

Whistle MArk had to fill because I forgot Frown Sorry guys!
We'll let you off this time since it was your first one ... naughty  Smile

Superb performance today from Andy.  Constant high serve percentage.  Varied shot selection that had Troicki pulled all over the court like a puppet on a string.  No loss of focus.  Good composure.  What more can one ask for?  Andy playing like this can beat anyone - and on clay!

Well done too to him and Jamie for winning the doubles.
April 17, 2012, 09:04 PM
By Aileen

Andy said in his post match interview that he had deliberately not gone for broke on his first serve - paid dividends I would say.
April 17, 2012, 09:49 PM
By Alis

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Paris: 27 October - 2 November
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1-2
3-5
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9+