Murray finding his rhythm


Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:54

The world number four beat Spaniard Daniel Gimeno-Traver 6-3 6-1, giving an opponent who was handed a wild card into the tournament no hope of an upset.

Reflecting on his win, Murray said: “At first I struggled a bit to get into the match because I had been so long without playing, but gradually I felt more comfortable. My goal is to get more rhythm and confidence back in my game.”

Now Murray has a day to prepare for his second-round clash with Argentinian Leonardo Mayer, who he has never previously played.

Murray and Mayer were born on the same day – May 15, 1987 – but they are worlds apart in terms of their careers.

Murray has won 13 tour titles, including five so far this year, and has already made a fortune in playing earnings during his career, while world number 64 Mayer has only just started to make an impact at the highest level.


Tim Farthing, Tennishead Editorial Director & Owner, has been a huge tennis fan his whole life. He's a tennis journalist and entrepreneur as well as playing tennis to a national standard. He also helps manage his local club and volunteers for his local tennis organisation. He's a specialist in content about the administration of professional tennis and tennis coaching for all levels.