Murray, Roddick advance

Updated: June 8, 2010, 4:25 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Andy Roddick began the chase for his fifth title at Queen's Club with a 6-2, 6-1 win against Igor Kunitsyn on Tuesday, joining defending champion Andy Murray in the third round.

The fourth-seeded American had 12 aces, faced only one break point and wrapped up the victory in 50 minutes.

Murray overcame strong resistance from Ivan Navarro in the first set, fighting off two set points before taking control in the second set for a 7-6 (8), 6-3 win.

"Tough first match," Murray said. "Not what you expect from a Spaniard, coming forward on every point. It was good. I haven't played a serve-and-volleyer this year."

Richard Gasquet defeated American Rajeev Ram 6-3, 7-5, and Santiago Giraldo stopped Evgeny Korolev 7-6 (6), 4-6, 6-3.

Sixth-seeded Gael Monfils was upset by Rainer Schuettler 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-2. Monfils had difficulty keeping his footing on the slick surface and fell several times. He received attention to his left knee when down 4-1 in the first set.

In other matches, Marcel Granollers outlasted Janko Tipsarevic 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, and Bernard Tomic defeated Andreas Seppi 6-3, 5-7, 6-3.


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