Cincy stroll for Murray
Murray makes no mistake in brushing aside Querrey
Last Updated: 16/08/12 11:31am
Andy Murray: Cruises into next round in Cincy
Olympic champion Andy Murray breezed into the third round of the Cincinnati Masters with a commanding 6-2 6-4 victory over American Sam Querrey.
Murray, the defending champion in the event, took just an hour and 15 minutes to wrap-up the victory against the big-hitting American, and he now goes on to meet Jeremy Chardy in round three.
British number one Murray showed no signs of the knee troubles that had surfaced after switching to hard courts from the grass of Wimbledon, and he moved comfortably if well within himself during his victory over Querrey.
Murray sent down seven aces to Querrey's nine, but the American was a lot more wayward with 29 unforced errors, and Murray often sat back on the baseline just waiting for his opponent to cough up the inevitable error.
Murray faced just two break points during the match, both of which he saved, as he looked to build on the momentum of claiming that memorable Olympic gold medal.
"I did tend to play a lot of the points from the baseline, he's a big hitter and he's in good form," Murray told Sky Sports after the match. "It was a tough first match but I managed to get him to do most of the moving and got a lot of returns in as well - that was the key.
"I felt much better, I practiced the last four or five days. I had a few problems but nothing serious, I've spoken to the physio and doctor and they said there was nothing to worry about.
"It's just changing surfaces - after the Olympics I had just about one day to get used to the change but as I play more matches it will get better."
Murray admits such a big change in surfaces could erase some of the momentum that he'd usually expect after winning such a big tournament as the Olympics.
"It's hard to explain, normally after a big win you do feel a bit more comfortable when you next play, but they're such different conditions here.
"After three weeks playing on grass it's a big change to these courts - and it's much warmer conditions here but you start to get used to it and hopefully the Olympic win can give me more confidence going forward."