AUSTRALIAN OPEN Venue: Melbourne Park Date: 19 January-1 February Coverage: BBC Red Button, BBC One & Two (including all Andy Murray matches), Radio 5 Live sports extra, BBC Sport website (Red Button coverage streamed on website throughout fortnight)
Murray pleased with Melbourne win
Andy Murray made unexpectedly swift progress into round two of the Australian Open as Romania's Andrei Pavel retired with a back injury.
The British number one was leading 6-2 3-1 on a sweltering Rod Laver Arena when Pavel called it quits.
Pavel, 34, was not expected to pose a serious threat with a ranking of 1,140 and after managing just 45 minutes he later quit tennis altogether.
Murray, 21, goes on to face Marcel Granollers of Spain.
And the Scot will again be favourite for victory against his fellow 21-year-old, with Granollers, ranked 51 in the world, in the second round of a Grand Slam for the first time.
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The pair have met once before, Murray winning in three sets on the clay of Barcelona in 2006, and he will hope to repeat that feat - as long as he can master the conditions in Melbourne.
"It's a little bit windy," Murray told BBC Sport afterwards.
"The conditions are so fast from one end and a little bit slower from the other so I would have liked to have played a few more games but I'll go out and practise a bit more today.
"I think I've prepared very well. It just would have been nice to get the feeling of the court a little bit - with each match you play you're going to feel a bit more confident.
"But I've prepared as well as I can and I have to trust that."
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