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British Teenager Andy Murray Wins First Tennis Match Under New Coach


British teenager Andy Murray has won his first tennis match under new coach Brad Gilbert, firing 13 aces to defeat Ramon Delgado of Paraguay, 6-4, 6-3, at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington.

The 19-year-old player from Scotland won 26 of 37 first-serve points Wednesday to reach the third round of the hardcourt event. His match lasted just 88 minutes in sweltering 37-degree Celsius heat.

Murray will play again Thursday against either Spaniard Feliciano Lopez or Russian Teimuraz Gabashvili for a place in the quarterfinal round.

Russian seventh seed Dmitry Tursunov advanced when Edgardo Massa of Argentina retired with a right shoulder injury with the match even at 6-3, 1-6, 3-3. Denis Gremelmayr ousted fellow German Bjorn Phau, 6-4, 6-3.

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