Straight sets victory for returning Murray

WIMBLEDON champion Andy Murray is ready to put his SW19 victory behind him and start focusing on retaining his US Open title after winning against Spaniard Marcel Granollers in the second round of the Rogers Cup in Montreal 6-4, 7-6 (7-2) yesterday.

The world No2, who was playing for the first time since his historic triumph at the All England Club, was far from at his best and trailed for most of the second set, but came back from 5-3 down to rack up a 13th consecutive win.

“It was just good to get back on the court,” Murray said.

“It was tricky. It is extremely windy here and the balls here are quick so it felt like it was flying around.

“The nerves were there. I really like that, it shows that I’m ready to move forward and not focus too much on what happened a few weeks ago.

“I want to try and do well over here in the States and Canada and that’s a good sign.”

Murray will now play Latvia’s Ernests Gulbis, ranked 38th in the world, in round three.