BNP Paribas Open: Andy Murray not concerned by slow start in second round

Last Updated: 11/03/13 7:12am

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Andy Murray: Rusty start to first match in six weeks

Andy Murray: Rusty start to first match in six weeks

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Andy Murray played down his slow start to his Indian Wells campaign after his erratic 5-7 6-2 6-2 victory over Evgeny Donskoy.

The Scot had failed to win a match in the BNP Paribas Open in each of the last two years, and he looked in danger of making another early exit when he won only one of the first six games.

But he shrugged off the rust to breeze through the next two sets, and he insisted he was never worried by his predicament in his first competitive outing for six weeks.

"I wasn't so concerned with the whole of the first set or the start of the match," he said on Sky Sports 4.

"I went 5-1 down and after that I played pretty well. I had four or five break points at 5-5, didn't quite get them and he came out with some big shots.

"And the game where I got broken at 6-5, I maybe played one bad point. But he did come up with some big shots and big forehand winners so I was happy with the way I played after that, I created a lot of chances.

"I haven't played a lot of matches so I didn't take the points as soon as I would have liked, but I hit the ball well at the end of the match.

"I hope I play better at each match. I haven't played well here the last few years and I just need to get matches under my belt."

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