Madrid Open Murray beats Copil to reach third round

The Briton, who had a bye in the first round, claimed a 6-4 6-3 victory.

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Andy Murray pictured at the 2017 Barcelona Open play

Andy Murray pictured at the 2017 Barcelona Open

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World number one Andy Murray on Tuesday  progressed to the third round of the Madrid Open with a straight-set victory over Romanian Marius Copil.

The Briton, who had a bye in the first round, claimed a 6-4 6-3 victory.

The 29-year-old player was not at his best in the opening exchanges but broke world number 104 Copil at 5-4 to take the first set.

He pounced again at 3-2 in the second and did not face a single break point in a straightforward victory.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Andy Murray was beaten by Novak Djokovic in the 2016 Madrid Open final.

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