Montreal, QC – Wimbledon champion Andy Murray posted a predictable second-round victory Wednesday at the $2.887 million Rogers Cup tennis event.
The second seed got past capable Spaniard Marcel Granollers 6-4, 7-6 (7-2) on the hardcourts at Stade Uniprix at this Masters 1000 tournament. Granollers was last week's surprise titlist in Kitzbuehel, Austria, on red clay.
The back-to-back Canadian Masters titlist in 2009 and 2010 Murray is playing his first tennis since giving Great Britain its first male Wimbledon singles champion in 77 years last month.
Up next for Murray will be Latvian Ernests Gulbis, who upended 13th-seeded Italian Fabio Fognini 6-3, 1-6, 6-1.
Also on Day 3 in Montreal, Canadian wild card Vasek Pospisil handled Czech veteran Radek Stepanek, 6-2, 6-4.
The 2013 Rogers Cup champion will earn $547,300.