Result: Andy Murray wins Monte Carlo opener

Andy Murray
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World number four Andy Murray progresses to round three of the Monte Carlo Masters at the expense of Serbian Viktor Troicki.

Great Britain's number one Andy Murray advanced through to round three of the Monte Carlo Masters at the expense of Viktor Troicki this afternoon.

Murray, who is the third seed in Southern France, started the brighter of the two players and immediately broke his Serbian opponent.

The world number four went on to round off the set without dropping a single game to Troicki.

Troicki produced a more competitive display in the second set, before eventually dropping his serve to give Murray a 3-2 lead.

With the score at 5-3 in Murray's favour and Troicki serving, the Scot broke once again to wrap up a 6-0 6-3 victory.

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3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
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