It was a case of Murray-in-a-Hurry today as the no. 1 seed had to play twice in difficult conditions at Queen’s Club to advance to the quarter-finals at the Aegon Championships.
After resuming his match with Nicolas Mahut, which had been suspended due to appalling weather 6-2 2-2, Murray wasted no time in dispatching the tricky Frenchman, who put him out at the same stage last year.
Mahut stayed with him in the second set and forcing a tie-break to decide the second set.
The no. 1 seed blasted a couple of winners to edge out the tie-break to win in straight sets.
Coming out later in the day, as the gusting winds had been causing problems, he booked a place in the quarter-finals with another straight sets victory, beating Marinko Matosevic 6-2 6-2.
Murray will face Benjamin Becker in the quarter-finals.
In the closing stages of the day, shortly after Paire amd Roger-Vasselin had completed their first match (De Bakker/Sijsling), the French pair were out again to face the all Brit pairing of Colin Fleming and Jonny Marray.
The first set was decided confidently in a tie-break by the British duo, but the momentum shifted across the channel for the second set, resulting in a late evening match tie-break.
Once the British pair edged ahead, they were able to apply a enough pressure to mount up the match points for a comfortable margin.
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