Murray cruises past Youzhny into third round at Cincinnati
MASON, Ohio (AP) -- Wimbledon-champion Andy Murray opened pursuit of his third Western & Southern Open championship Wednesday with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Mikhail Youzhny.
The second-seeded Murray, who beat Novak Djokovic in the 2008 and 2011 finals and in the Wimbledon final in July, needed 1 hour and 9 minutes to improve to 4-0 in his career against the 25th-ranked Youzhny.
Murray, who is also the defending U.S. Open champion, was coming off a third-round loss last week in Montreal, his first action since becoming the first British male to win Wimbledon since Fred Perry in 1936.
Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.