Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - Former world No. 1 and two-time champion Andy Murray was an easy second-round winner Wednesday at the Rogers Cup, a Masters 1000 tournament.
After enjoying an opening-round bye, the eighth-seeded British star blew past promising 19-year-old Aussie wild card Nick Kyrgios 6-2, 6-2 on Day 3 at Rexall Centre.
Murray captured this event back-to-back in 2009 and 2010.
Meanwhile, 13th-seeded former top-10 star Jo-Wilfried Tsonga foiled fellow Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 7-6 (8-6), 6-4 on the hardcourts at this U.S. Open Series event.
Rafael Nadal beat Canada's own Milos Raonic in last year's final in Montreal, as this tournament shifts between Toronto and Montreal each year. An injured Nadal is not defending his title this week.
The winner of this $3.145 million tournament will earn $600,000.