Australian Open: Andy Murray eases past Go Soeda in first round

Andy Murray registered a 6-1, 6-1, 6-3 victory over Japan's Go Soeda to advance to the second round.

updated: January 14, 2014 15:59 IST
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Melbourne: Three-time runner-up Andy Murray swept into the second round of the Australian Open with an easy straight sets win over Japan's Go Soeda on Tuesday. (Click here for latest on Australian Open)

The British fourth seed won 6-1, 6-1, 6-3 in one hour 27 minutes as he works his way to full match fitness after back surgery. Murray said his back felt fully recovered, but added that the long lay-off meant the rest of his body was not yet at the level he would like. (Also read: Federer marches into second round)

The Scot had surgery in September, missing the rest of last season, and his preparations for Melbourne, where he lost to Novak Djokovic in last year's final, have not been good.

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