British number one tennis star Andy Murray is a double Grand Slam winner, as well as an Olympic gold medallist. One of the Grand Slams that Andy Murray won, was the 2012 US Open and he is on course to defend that title. Andy eased past Michael Llodra in straight sets but he admitted that it will be hard work to win the tournament.
Murray explained, "It's nothing to do with me being defending champion, there were quite a few matches [still going on Wednesday evening]. Anyone that knows sport knows that playing seven matches over 13 days is harder than playing seven matches over 15 days. You obviously get less time to recover and rest, but you deal with it, do all the recovery stuff and get as much sleep as possible. Now I'm in a routine of playing every other day, which you do at all the other Slams."
Murray then admitted that he was pleased with his performance, adding, "It was a good start, I played well today. He's a very tricky opponent to play against, he's unpredictable. He's a fun guy to watch but he can be a bit of a nightmare to play against, so it's good that I got off to a good start, especially after waiting around all day."
Andy Murray will now face Argentinian player Leonardo Mayer in the second round of the US Open on Friday. Meanwhile, British number one women's star Laura Robson made it through to the third round of the US Open, where she will meet Li Na, who see beat at the some stage last year.