Murray advances as injury forces out Grosjean
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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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."
Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press
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