Murray starts hectic day with revenge win
Andy Murray avenged last year’s embarrassing Queen’s Club exit against Nicolas Mahut as the world number two kicked off a hectic Thursday with a 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) victory in his rain delayed second round clash.
Murray had suffered a shock defeat against Mahut at the same stage of the pre-Wimbledon warm-up event 12 months ago, but the US Open champion’s dominant display ensured there would be no repeat.
This was the Scot’s first competitive action for a month, but he showed few signs of rust despite the slippery conditions on the grass courts in west London. ‘The back felt great, especially with the conditions we have had,’ Murray told the BBC.
‘It is very cold and I’m sure, as anyone who has had a back problem knows.’