15 Mar 2009

Murray advacnes at Indian Wells

12:25 pm on 15 March 2009

Andy Murray showed no lingering ill effects of the virus that sidelined him last month as he reached the third round of the Indian Wells Masters.

The Briton, ranked fourth in the world and seeded fourth in the $NZ8.5 million tournament, shook off an early service break to beat Spain's Albert Montanes 7-5 6-3.

The 21-year-old Scot says he thought he moved great, the best he'd moved in quite a while.

Murray has stated prior to the tournament that he didn't expect to be at his best from the beginning, but he says coming in with lower expectations perhaps made it easier to work his way into the match.