Andy Murray Beats Nicolas Mahut To Reach Third Round

Andy Murray Beats Nicolas Mahut To Reach Third Round

Andy Murray is safely through to the third round of the AEGON Championships at Queen's after a straight-sets victory over Nicolas Mahut of France.

Andy Murray Beats Nicolas Mahut To Reach Third Round

Returning to action after a back injured forced him to miss the French Open, the world No 2 was made to wait to complete his first grass-court win of the season as rain put paid to any further play on Wednesday with the Scot a set to the good.

Play resumed today with the score at 2-2 in the second set and continued with serve, ensuring a tie break was needed to decide the set.

Murray was rarely troubled and set up match point with a magnificent forehand down the line. He duly converted it on the next point to wrap up a 6-3 7-6 (7-4) win.

The British No 1 returns to the court on Thursday afternoon for his third round match with Australian Marinko Matosevic.

There was not such good news for fellow Brit Dan Evans, who lost 6-0 6-3 in just 57 minutes to third seed Juan Martin Del Potro.

Evans had already seen off Guido Pella and 13th seed Jarkko Nieminen to set up a meeting with the world No 8 and the Argentinian proved far too strong for Britain's Davis Cup star.

Del Potro will now face four-time Queen's champion Lleyton Hewitt for a place in the semi-final while Evans will move on to Wimbledon, where he has a qualifying wildcard entry.

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