Andy Murray beats Paul-Henri Mathieu in straight sets

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As many expected, last year’s Wimbledon champion Andy Murray broke Paul-Henri Mathieu in one hour and 26 minutes, dominating the Frenchman in straight sets with some big servings 6-4, 6-4 and going through to the third round of the Queen’s Club Championships.

His girlfriend Kim Sears kept a close eye on Murray as he won his first match of the grass court season.

Murray officially hired his new coach Amelie Mauresmo this week, after suffering a defeat against Rafael Nadal at the semi-finals of the French Open last week, which was his second semi-final of the season. The Scotsman’s recent run has put a dent on his aspiration to top Nadal and Djokovic.

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The 27-year-old believes that the relationship with his previous coach, the former world no 1 tennis player Ivan Lendl, had deteriorated because the pair spent too much time together, which led them to argue. When asked about his new choice of coach, Andy Murray said: “This was about what a coach could offer, and whether they were male or female didn’t matter. She doesn’t come to loads of tournaments as I also find being away from each other is good as well.”The Frenchwoman arrived in London on Tuesday to inspire the world number five in his campaign on the grasscourt.


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