Result: Andy Murray overcomes wildcard in Madrid Masters opener

Andy Murray in action during the Madrid Open final on May 8, 2016
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Andy Murray beats wildcard Marius Copil in the second round of the Madrid Masters, coming out on top with a comfortable 6-4 6-3 win.

World number one Andy Murray has made light work of wildcard entrant Marius Copil to make it through to the third round of the Madrid Masters.

The 2016 finalist, who has endured a frustrating year so far, came out on top 6-4 6-3 against an opponent ranked outside the world's top 100.

Murray held throughout the opening set on his Madrid bow, having been given a bye in the first round, and earned the only break in the 10th and final game to edge ahead in the contest.

Despite being far from his best in the opening throes, the Scotsman pounced in the sixth game of the second set and safely saw things through without facing a single break point.

Murray will now take on the winner of the match between Borna Coric and one of Alexander Zverev or Lucas Pouille - the latter two due to face off later today.

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ATP RankingsPoints
1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,465
3Switzerland Roger Federer6,545
4Serbia Novak Djokovic6,325
5Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka6,140
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,075
7Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
8Japan Kei Nishikori3,740
9Canada Milos Raonic3,310
10Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,160
11Alexander Zverev3,160
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,805
13France Gael Monfils2,775
14Belgium David Goffin2,605
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,570
16Pablo Carreno Busta2,350
17United States Jack Sock2,290
18Lucas Pouille2,255
19Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,245
20Australia Nick Kyrgios1,940