2009 Queens Club – Andy Murray Beats Guillermo Garcia-Lopez

Aegon ChampionshipsBritish number one Andy Murray cruised into the quarter-finals of the Aegon Championships at Queens Club for the second time with a 6-4 6-4 win over Spain’s Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.

It was the first time Murray and Garcia-Lopez had met and the Spaniard gave the number one seed some awkward moments in the opening set. Murray though took just over an hour to take out the world number 52 with each set secured with a single break of serve.

Murray will next play 8th seed Mardy Fish in the quarter finals after the American beat Feliciano Lopez 6-1 6-4. Murray did reach the quarter finals last year but withdrew with injury before his match with Andy Roddick.

After the match Murray spoke to Andrew Castle,

Once I got the break in the first set, I felt more comfortable and went for my shots a bit more, I feel good. You want to come away from these tournaments feeling like you hit the ball well and moved well. I’ve felt good in my the first two matches and I hope to feel the same against Mardy. We know each other well and it will be a tough match. It’s nice to have to whole crowd supporting you – it doesn’t happen at too many tournaments. I expect a lot of myself and I’ll try and do well over the next few weeks.

James Blake and Juan Carlos Ferrero have also made it through.

Preview of Andy Murray v Guillermo Garcia-LopezAndy Murray will meet 16th seed Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in third round of the 2009 Queens Club. The match will be 2nd on Centre court on Thursday 11th June 2009, the centre court begins at 12.30pm, with James Blake v Sam Querrey the first match up.

The match will be screened live on BBC 2, BBC Interactive and Eurosport. If  you have a HD subscription you should be able to watch it on BBC HD or Eurosport HD.

The British No. 1 Andy Murray made an impressive start to his 2009 AEGON Championships campaign against Andreas Seppi on Wednesday winning 6-1 6-4 and will be looking for a similar result on Thursday.

Garcia-Lopez is 26 years old from Albacete in Spain, he won his first ATP title of his career in Kitzbuehel last month and has just broke into the World’s Top 50 for the first time in his career. Murray and Garcia-Lopez have never played each other.

Looking ahead to the encounter, Garcia-Lopez said:

Murray is playing really well and he will be on his best surface. It’s going to be very tough for me but I think I will play a good match.

You wont find great odds on a Murray win anywhere, if you do think he’ll lose, make sure you head to Betfair, you can get 18/1 on Garcia-Lopez win.

If you think Andy Murray will win the 2009 Queens Club title or you know who will, why not check out the 2009 Queens Club winner odds.

Player Andy Murray Guillermo Garcia-Lopez
Traditional Odds Decimal Odds Traditional Odds Decimal Odds
Betfair 1/20 1.05 18/1 19
Paddy Power 1/25 1.04 9/1 10
Bet 365 3/100 1.03 10/1 11
Ladbrokes 3/100 1.03 9/1 10
Sky Bet 3/100 1.03 10/1 11
William Hill 3/100 1.03 10/1 11
Blue Square 3/100 1.03 10/1 11