Murray outclasses Matosevic to reach third round in Paris

Reuters| Last Updated: May 29, 2014, 23:10 PM IST

Paris: Seventh seed Andy Murray outclassed Australia`s Marinko Matosevic 6-3 6-1 6-3 to reach the French Open third round on Thursday, conceding only seven games in a two-hour masterclass.

The pattern was set in the first game as Wimbledon champion Murray broke serve and he went on to dominate a player appearing in the second round of a grand slam for the first time.

Matosevic hung on grimly in the opening set and did have a chance to level when he was 0-40 ahead on Murray`s serve in the eighth game but he failed to take his chance and was never close to his opponent again.

Briton Murray, who missed last year`s French Open with a back injury, was broken for the first time when he served at 5-2 in the third set but hit back immediately with a love game to set up a clash with Germany`s Philipp Kohlschreiber.

Bosnia-born Matosevic had defeated Dustin Brown in the first round to end a 12-match losing streak at the majors.