Result: Andy Murray battles through at French Open

Andy Murray celebrates victory over Go Soeda in their first round match of the Australian Open on January 14, 2014
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Andy Murray is into round two of the French Open with a four-set victory over Kazakhstan's Andrey Golubev.

Andy Murray has made it into the second round of the French Open with a four-set victory over Kazakhstan's Andrey Golubev.

The Brit, who is seeded seventh at Roland Garros, was dominant during the opening set as he saw off the erratic world number 53 6-1 with just 34 minutes played.

Golubev put up more of a fight in the second, but Murray was able to break his opponent twice on his way to closing it out 6-4 to seize control of the contest.

However, the tide started to turn after that as an error-strewn set from the Wimbledon champion allowed Golubev to come through 6-3.

While it looked as if Golubev was ready to mount a serious challenge on Murray during the fourth, Murray established a 4-1 lead before sealing his progress 6-1 6-4 3-6 6-3.

The two-time Grand Slam champion will take on Marinko Matosevic in the next round following the Australian's win over Germany's Dustin Brown.

British player Andy Murray leaves after the men's singles third round tennis match against Colombian player Santiago Giraldo at the Madrid Masters at the Magic Box (Caja Magica) sports complex in Madrid on May 8, 2014
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