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Andy Murray through to second round of French Open

Andy Murray made it through to the second round of the French Open yesterday, after beating qualifier Eric Prodon in straight sets. However it wasn’t the easiest of matches for the fourth seed, and contained some nervy moments.

The Scot beat the Frenchman 6-4, 6-1, 6-3 to go through to the next round, where he will face Italian Simone Bolelli. It was far from vintage Murray though, as he frequently looked irritable and uncomfortable against Prodon, especially when he utilised his drop shot. Eventually Murray’s greater class shone through though, and he will be hoping to step up his game before he faces anyone who can cause him serious damage.

‘It was a tough match,’ Murray said afterwards. ‘There was no rhythm really to the match. He didn't want to have any long rallies so he was hitting a lot of drop shots.

‘He changed the rhythm and the pace of the ball a lot, so I was finding it tough and was annoyed with the way I was moving.

‘I was hitting the ball well, especially towards the end of the match, and served well but there weren't any good rallies really because they were all pretty short.

‘I was told going in he's very unpredictable. That's why it was a difficult match and just a quite frustrating one to play, because even though I was in front, all of the points were just really scrappy until the end when I went behind.’

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