Murray defeats Carlsen

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:34 IST

Scottish teenager Andy Murray won his first-round match at the $430,000 Heineken Open on Monday.

Auckland:

Scottish teenager Andy Murray won his first-round match at the $430,000 Heineken Open on Monday. However, he stirred a controversy by saying he and his opponent had "played like women". The 18-year-old made the comment in a courtside interview immediately after his 7-5, 6-2 win over Kenneth Carlsen of Denmark. Spectators booed loudly when Murray said "we were both playing like women" in a first set in which there were seven breaks of serve. Murray look startled by the angry crowd response, gathered his thoughts and strongly criticized his own performance before leaving the court to polite applause. In other first-round matches today, Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland beat Tomas Zib of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-4 and Florian Mayer of Germany defeated New Zealand's Dan King-Turner 6-2, 6-2. (AP)

Topics : Tennis Andy Murray
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