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Murray too good for Somdev

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September 01, 2011 08:37 IST

Andy Murray's quest to claim his first trip to the Grand Slam winner's circle opened with an easy 7-6, 6-2 6-3 victory over India's Somdev Devvarman on Wednesday at sun-splashed Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Murray, a finalist at the 2008 US Open and the fourth seed this year, won the opening set in 70 minutes, winning the tie-breaker 7-5.

Devvarman's energy level appeared to drop following the first set, with the 24-year-old Murray needing only 77 minutes to capture the final two sets.

In the second round, Murray will face Robin Haase of the Netherlands, who cruised by Portugal's Rui Machado 6-0, 6-4, 6-4 earlier Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Sania Mirza was shown the door by her former doubles partner and No 23 seed Shahar Peer, the Israeli coming back strongly after losing the first set to win 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-1.

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