Andy Murray berated himself for playing “nonsense” tennis at times, but eventually broke down his Lithuanian practice partner Ricardas Berankis 6-3, 6-4, 7-5.
Murray will next face France’s Gilles Simon who beat Gael Monfils 6-4, 6-4, 4-6, 1-6, 8-6 in a thrilling contest last night.
Ninth seed Richard Gasquet was a set and a break down before he charged back to beat Croatian Ivan Dodig in four sets, while seventh-seeded compatriot Jo-Wilfried Tsonga hammered Blaz Kavcic of Slovenia 6-2, 6-1 6-4.
In the first round of the mixed doubles, Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei and India’s Rohan Bopanna beat Ashleigh Barty of Australia and Jack Sock of the US 6-3, 6-3.
Additional reporting by Staff writer