Australian Open 2013: Andy Murray eases into Round 2

Updated: Jan 15, 2013, 10:25 AM IST

Zeenews Sports Bureau

Melbourne: Andy Murray beat Dutchman Robin Haase in straight sets earlier today to get his Australian Open campaign off to the perfect start.

The Scot dominated from start to finish, eventually beating the world number 53 Haase 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 at the Rod Laver Arena.

“It was a good start,” said Murray after the match, “and it was nice to win in straight sets.”

Murray, who has been given a tough draw that could see him playing Federer in the semis, says the weather took some getting used to.

“It was the hottest day of the tournament so far. It took a little while to get used to that and the court was playing much quicker because of it.”

Murray hit 25 winners and 20 unforced errors in his win and has moved into the Second Round already.