Andy Murray has made his way to the Round of 16 in the Aegon Championships which is going on at the Queen’s Club, London. He beat Paul Henri Mathieu of France quite easily in the straight sets in his first match of the tournament.
This was Murray’s 19th win on the trot on grass courts. The last time that he had been beaten on a grassy surface in a singles match was 2 years ago in 2012. Roger Federer had beaten him back then in the final of the Wimbledon Championships.
The match against Mathieu was the first match that Murray was playing after the appointment of his new coach Amelie Mauresmo. He had a practice session with the Frenchwoman just hours before the match and the Scot seemed to be benefitted from that as he was very clinical during his first outing on the green surface this season.
Just for a few moments in the second set, it appeared that Murray’s focus was getting shaken a little bit, but, that was only an aberration as the world no. 5, with a breakthrough in the 7th game, ensured that the second set would also go in his bag.
At the end of the match, when Murray was asked about that practice session that he had had with Mauresmo a while before the match, he said, “We just had a brief chat regarding the game, a couple of things we discussed and that’s it.”
“I don’t think my game would get changed drastically in the next few days. Once this tournament gets over and done with, then, there would be work done on certain things and that, hopefully, benefits me at Wimbledon.”
In the pre quarter final round, Murray will face Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic.