Garcia-Lopez faces double trouble



Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:33

The Spaniard set up his clash against the tournament favourite with a victory over Gilles Muller but knows Murray will be urged on by a passionate Queen’s Club audience when they take to the centre court.

“It’s going to be difficult, it will be a big crowd who will all be with him,” said Garcia-Lopez, who can take inspiration from winning his first career ATP title on clay in Kitzbuhel last month and cracking the world’s top 50 for the first time and is now ranked at 52.

He added: “He is number three in the world, he’s playing really well, he will be playing on his best surface and it is not for me. It’s going to be very tough for me but I think I will play a good match.

“I won a tournament, there are a lot of people in the top 30 or even top 20 who haven’t got a trophy, and now I have. Now I’ve been in the top 50, it’s the biggest moment of my career.”

Murray cruised to victory over Italian Andreas Seppi in his second round match.

The Scot won the first set 6-1 inside 22 minutes and finalised his passage by winning the second 6-4.

“I started the match very well,” said Murray. “I played maybe one not so great game on my serve and apart from that it was very good.

“My serve could have been a little bit better, but I was happy with the way I moved and didn’t make too many errors.

“I was happy with the way that I played. I don’t think Andreas played his best match, but no, it was good to get a comfortable start.”


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