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Grosjean retirement puts Murray into third round at Queen's

Grosjean retirement puts Murray into third round at Queen's

Britain's Andy Murray advanced to the third round of the Wimbledon tuneup tournament at Queen's in just 14 minutes on Tuesday when Sebastien Grosjean retired with a left leg injury after dropping the first two games.
"Obviously I would have rather won the match normally," said Murray, who had a first round bye. "You get a bit more confidence from that."
Grosjean, a two-time finalist here, held off two break points in the opening game before double-faulting on the third.
The Frenchman got treatment from the trainer who bandaged his leg but after Murray held for 2-0 with three aces, Grosjean quit the match.
Grosjean played only one match during the clay court season, retiring in the first round in Monte Carlo with a similar injury. After believing he was ready to play again, he felt pain during practice on Monday.
"There is a tear in the left abductor muscle," he said. "They told me it will take seven to 10 days to heal."
In first-round matches, Italy's Simone Bolelli also advanced easily when Canadian Frank Dancevic retired at 2-2 in the opening set and Xavier Malisse of Belgium humbled British wild card entry Dan Evans 6-1, 6-1.
American John Isner beat Kevin Anderson of South Africa 7-6 (5), 6-4 but fellow American Bobby Reynolds lost to Ivo Minar of the Czech Republic 6-1, 7-5.


Updated : 2020-12-04 10:15 GMT+08:00