Murray launches clay campaign
There is something old and something new for newly-wed Andy Murray when the world number three launches his clay-court season at Munich’s ATP tournament on Thursday.
Having been given a bye into the second round as top seed, Murray will face Germany’s Mischa Zverev in his opening singles match to start his build-up to the French Open. The Scot warmed up with a doubles win on Wednesday with Dutch partner Jean-Julien Rojer to oust third seeds Raven Klaasen and Lukas Rosol 7-5, 6-2 in 69 minutes.
Murray is a big name at a low ranking tournament and has made the most of his first few days in the Bavarian capital. He went to the Allianz Arena to watch Bayern Munich’s penalty shoot-out defeat to Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday in the German Cup semi-finals and has met world champion boxer Arthur Abraham.