Murray wins easily in Barcelona
Andy Murray easily beat Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-3, 6-2 Tuesday in
the second round of the Barcelona Open, his first appearance at the
clay-court tournament in four years.
The fourth-ranked Murray broke his Ukrainian opponent three
times and saved both break points he faced to reach the third round
alongside 2010 champion Fernando Verdasco. The ninth-seeded
Spaniard beat Steve Darcis of Belgium 6-3, 6-1.
In the first round, Kevin Anderson of South Africa, Bernard
Tomic of Australia and Albert Ramos of Spain all advanced.
Defending champion Rafael Nadal is set to play his opening match
on Wednesday, after winning the Monte Carlo Masters on Sunday.
Murray lost in the quarterfinals in Monte Carlo.