Murray advances as injury forces out Grosjean

Updated: June 10, 2008, 11:26 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Andy Murray advanced to the third round of the Artois Championships at Queen's Club in just 14 minutes Tuesday when Sebastien Grosjean quit with a left leg injury after dropping the first two games of their match.

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In first-round matches Tuesday at the grass-court tournament, winners included Simone Bolelli, Xavier Malisse and American John Isner, who defeated Kevin Anderson 7-6 (5), 6-4. Fellow American Bobby Reynolds lost to Ivo Minar 6-1, 7-5.

Grosjean, a two-time finalist at the Queen's Club tournament, held off two break points in the opening game before double-faulting on the third. The Frenchman got treatment from a trainer, who bandaged his leg. But Grosjean withdrew after Murray held for 2-0 with three aces.

"Obviously, I would have rather won the match normally," said the sixth-seeded Murray, who had a first-round bye along with the other top seeds. "You get a bit more confidence from that."

Grosjean played only one match during the clay-court season, quitting in the first round in Monte Carlo with a similar injury. After believing he was ready to play again, he felt pain during practice on Monday.

"There is a tear in the left abductor muscle," he said. "They told me it will take seven to 10 days to heal."


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