Andy Murray kicked off his 2013 Miami Master campaign with straighforward straight sets win over Bernard Tomic.
Murray won 6-3 6-1 in 56 minutes.
Tomic, currently ranked 45th in the world was below par for most of the match. He started brightly forcing some break points on the Murray only for his game to fall completely apart in the second set. He was sunsequently jeered by some of the Miami crowd towards the end of the match.
Tomic on losing the match did speak to the media,
A few days ago I got sick, I felt OK until I started to warm up. My body didn’t react well and I found it difficult to breathe. Andy played well and against a player like that you have to play well, but unfortunately I didn’t have the game to do that.
After winning Murray said,
Once I got ahead, I played consistently. I served pretty well and didn’t give him too many opportunities.
If Murray wins the title, he will be world number two ahead of Roger Federer. He will play Grigor Dimitrov in the next round on Monday. Murray could meet either Jo-Wilfried Tsonga or Marin Cilic in the quarter-final opponents with former Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych his seeded semi-final potential opponent.
Murray, who lives and trains in Miami for several months of the year, won this event in 2013 and reached the final of last year’s tournament, where he was defeated by Novak Djokovic.