Murray battles past Kuznetsov

Top seed Andy Murray survived a second set comeback from Andrey Kuznetsov to win in four sets and advance to the second round at Roland Garros on Tuesday.

The world number one needed two and half hours on the clay courts of Paris to battle past Kuznetsov 6-4, 4-6, 6-2, 6-0.

Murray seemed to be on course for a routine win after two breaks saw him take the opening set. However, the Russian bounced back in the second set and after a flurry of breaks found himself 5-2 up. Murray broke back once more, but Kuznetsov would level matters.

The dropped set seemed to inspire Murray, who adjusted well to the gusty conditions to rack up 29 winners and blitz the final two sets in under an hour.

"It was quite windy…I started to feel a little bit better as the match went on but I expected a tough match because he's played well during the clay-court season," said the Scot on court afterwards.

Elsewhere, Kei Nishikori came back from a set down to defeat Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 in just over three hours. 

The Japanese superstar came back strongly in the last three sets, firing 47 winners to reach the second round. 

In another great result for Asia, South Korea's Hyeon Chung upset 27th seed Sam Querrey 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 on Court 3 to reach the second round for the first time in Paris.

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