French Open: Coachless Andy Murray Battles Into Second Round

Seventh seed Andy Murray registered a hard fought 6-1, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 victory over Kazakhstan's Andrey Golubev in the first round of French Open.

updated: May 27, 2014 22:35 IST
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Paris: British number one Andy Murray got his French Open campaign off to a winning start on Tuesday as he needed four sets to see off Kazakhstan's Andrey Golubev 6-1, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.

The Wimbledon champion reached the 2011 semi-finals on the Paris clay, his best result to date on his least favourite surface but he was given a stern workout by his world number 53 opponent. (Also read: Wozniacki beaten on court after losing in love)

A run to the Rome Masters quarter-finals where he was outlasted by Rafael Nadal losing 7-5 in the decider has given the Murray camp reason for optimism in his seventh appearance at the French.

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