Murray eases into Munich quarter-finals

Top-seed Andy Murray has eased his way into the quarter-finals of Munich’s ATP tournament with a straight sets win over qualifier Mischa Zverev to begin his French Open preparations.

Britain’s world No.3 needed just 74 minutes to enjoy a 6-2 6-2 win over the Russian-born German qualifier, who is ranked 650 places below the Scot, to start his clay-court season to prepare for Roland Garros.

Having dominated the first set, Murray had more problems dealing with the 27-year-old left-hander Zverev in the second, but still defended all six break points he faced for a comfortable victory.

“It wasn’t too easy, he had a different style to most other players and it was tricky playing against a left-hander, but I got the important points,” said the Scotsman, who is also playing doubles in Munich.

“He was returning from a long way back.

“My forehand went better than my backhand, but it was a good first match for me.”

Murray faces a tougher test in Friday’s quarter-finals when he plays world No.41 Lukas Rosol who booked his last eight berth with a 7-5 6-2 win over Ukraine’s Sergiy Stakhovsky in their second-round match.

* All Offers and Promotions posted in this article excludes NSW residents.
Stay up to date with the latest sports news
Follow our social accounts to get exclusive content and all the latest sporting news!