Easy does it for Andy


Originally published on: 26/02/10 15:30

World No.4 Andy Murray notched up his 15th ATP singles victory of the year in Dubai on Wednesday with a 6-2, 6-3 success over Frenchman Arnaud Clement.

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The success puts second seed Murray into the last eight of the Barclays Dubai Championships where he will play another Frenchman, Richard Gasquet, on Thursday night.

The Scot was in complete control from start to finish, breaking four times during the 83-minute contest at the Aviation Club.

“I served very well and when I gave him opportunities I came up with a few big serves at important moments,” said Murray.

“I dictated the match with my serve. I didn’t give him many chances after my first couple of service games, and I obviously managed to get into a lot of his service games and put a bit of pressure on him and he made some mistakes.”

Murray is still recovering from an ankle injury but implied the problem is under control.

“It changes every day. Some days it hurts round the joint, on some at the front and on some at the back. I am taking it each day at a time and making sure I get the right physio treatment.”


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