No.1 seed Andy Murray strolled through his opening singles match on grass. He beat Italian Andreas Seppi 6-1 6-4 in under an hour in the second round of the AEGON Championships at Queens Club.
Murray will now face 16th seed Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the third round on Thursday.
Murray was rarely troubled in his opening 2009 Queens Club match, Seppi managed to hold serve on the opening serve and after that Murray won 8 straight game to win the first set and take a 2-0 lead in the second.
Seppi did step up his game and he leveled things up at 2-2, the match progressed on serve before more claimed the crucial break of serve in the 10th game.
Murray will face much sterner tests on grass in the next few days, but this was a convincing display on his first singles match (excluding David Cup) on grass since losing to Rafael Nadal last year in the Wimbledon Quarter Final.
British No. 1 Andy Murray makes his 2009 grass court singles debut on Wednesday 10th June 2009 and faces tough opener against Italian Andreas Seppi.
Murray is making his fourth appearance at the newly named AEGON Championships (formally known as the Artois Championships) at Queens Club.
Murray, the World No. 3, is the first Briton to be seeded No. 1 at The Queen’s Club in the tournament’s history. The Scot has had varying success in his previous years, last year he was forced to withdraw with injury and in 2006 he lost in the first round. In his first appearance in 2005, an 18 years old Andy Murray burst onto the tennis scene reaching the third round before losing a dramatic three-setter against Thomas Johansson.
The second round match will be the pairs third meeting, with score currently at one win a-piece. Seppi won their first encounter on the grass courts of Nottingham three years ago and Murray leveled the score at Rotterdam earlier this season, Murray going on to win that title.
Seppi is currently ranked 48 in the world, though has been as high as 27, this was just last year. He is 3 years older than Murray, been on the tour for 7 years and as yet has never won a tour level title.
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