Result: Andy Murray wins Madrid opener

Andy Murray celebrates his win after beating Marin Cilic in the Miami Masters quarter final on March 28, 2013
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Andy Murray overcomes the challenge of Florian Mayer in the second round of the Madrid Masters.

Andy Murray progressed through to the third round of the Madrid Masters courtesy of a 7-6 7-6 victory over Florian Mayer this evening.

It proved to be a match with very little to separate the duo as world number three Murray triumphed in two tie-breaks.

There was an injury scare for Murray in just the second game of the encounter. Having been made to stretch for a shot down the line, the Scot immediately grasped his hip.

However, despite the fact that he appeared to be in pain, he kept himself in contention and even spurned three break points in the eighth game. As it was, a breaker was required to determine a winner.

Neither player could make any telling impact during the opening exchanges, with both finding a mini-break hard to produce. It eventually went the way of Murray, who won through 13-11.

Germany's Mayer broke early in the second set, but his advantage was cancelled out by Murray when he reduced the arrears to 4-3. The remaining service games were then held as another breaker was reached.

On this occasion Murray claimed the imitative early on with a break, before going on to take it 7-3.

He will now take on France's Gilles Simon, who defeated Jeremy Chardy earlier today, for a place in the last 16 of the competition.

France's Gilles Simon celebrates after winning his third round match at the Australian Open tennis championship on January 20, 2013
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1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
16United States Jack Sock2,335
17Pablo Carreno Busta2,305
18Lucas Pouille2,220
19United States John Isner2,110
20United States Sam Querrey2,060