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Murray encouraged by Robredo triumph

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Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:28

Murray may be the defending champion here, and also 14 places above Robredo in the world rankings, but the Scot knew he had his work cut out to overcome the Spanish ace in front of his home fans and on his preferred surface.

“I’m very happy with the result, he’s one of the top clay-court players,” said Murray.

“He’s made the second week on the French Open clay quite a few times. He’s obviously not at the same level as (Rafael) Nadal, but not many guys are.

“He gives lots of guys tough matches and I know he’s stopped working with his coach for the last few weeks, so maybe he’s struggling a bit with that, but at the start of the year he was playing very well on clay. So, it’s a big win for me.”

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