Murray pleased with Miami opener

24 March 2013 12:46:08 EST
Andy Murray will replace Roger Federer as the world number 2 if he lands the Miami Masters title.

Andy Murray needed just 56 minutes to ease past Bernard Tomic in his Miami Masters opener and the Scot was satisfied with his display.

Murray started slowly but soon recovered to secure a 6-3 6-1 win over the Australian, who is ranked as the world number 45.

The conditions were not ideal in Miami, due to strong winds, and Murray was pleased with how he dealt with both his opponent and the elements.

"I didn't hit it great but I worked hard," said Murray.

"No matter how you start your match you need to make your opponent work hard. Once I got ahead, I played consistently. I served pretty well and didn't give him too many opportunities.

"I got the breakthrough and he made mistakes but it is unbelievably hot and windy. It's tough to feel comfortable, maybe more than my opponent because I am used to the court and the wind and the humidity."

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Murray can be backed at 1/2 to take the title in Miami and if he does emerge victorious he will replace Roger Federer as the world number two.

The Scot will take on Grigor Dimitrov in the third round after Italian Simone Bolelli retired against the Bulgarian.

The British star is 3/1 to secure Wimbledon glory this year having suffered final defeat at the hands of Federer in 2012.

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