MURRAY TOO SLICK FOR VIK
ANDY MURRAY made a flying start to his clay-court season with a straightsets thrashing of Viktor Troicki at the Monte Carlo Masters.
The world No.4 needed just 67 minutes to settle a one-sided second-round clash, running out a 6-0 6-3 winner over the Serb
to set up a meeting with either Julien Benneteau or Jurgen Melzer in the next round.
Murray, who enjoyed his best ever clay season last year, looked in confident mood as he raced to the first set in 27 minutes.
“It was a good start,” said Murray. “Normally it’s taken a few matches to get used to the clay, but today I thought I moved well from the start and that is important.
“I felt comfortable and I used a lot of variety in my shots.
“Confidence is a big thing in tennis and I came into the match feeling a lot more comfortable.
“It’s a different type of game on the clay – you have to have a lot of patience.
“Sometimes you need to play three or four great shots to win points.”