Andy Murray at Italian Open: Scot breezes into third round

British No1 Andy Murray gave himself a pat on the back after overcoming conditions that proved as testing as opponent Marcel Granollers to reach the Italian Open third round.

Murray coped best with fierce winds in Rome to beat the world No31 from Spain 6-2, 7-5 and advance to play Jurgen Melzer.

The Wimbledon champion said: “I did a very good job, it was hard conditions. It affects significantly the way you would like to play.

“You have to play the wind, try to use it to your advantage if you can. I thought I did a good job.”

Former world No1 Roger Federer surrendered a match point to eventually lose 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 to Frenchman Jeremy Chardy.