Murray handed Stepanek test

TENNIS: British No1 Andy Murray will face Radek Stepanek in the first match of his clay court season at the Monte Carlo Masters today. Stepanek beat Marcos Baghdatis 3-6 6-1 7-6 (9-7) to set up the second-round encounter after third seed Murray was given a first-round bye. Murray, who is still searching for a maiden clay court tournament win said: “It’s been the surface that I haven’t done as well as the other guys, like Rafa, Roger [Federer] or Novak. It’s not just a part I want to get through and not worry about the results.”