By Ros Satar
Andy Murray def. Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-1, 6-4
Andy Murray cruised through his first match on the clay of Monte Carlo, despatching Frenchman Eduoard Roger-Vasselin in straight sets.
Although by no means one way traffic, Murray got off to a commanding start, winning the first 3 games, despite having to save a break point on his opening service game.
Trading breaks, Roger-Vasselin got himself onto the board taking a second break point, But Murray broke the Frenchman again, before holding to love to take the first set 6-1.
There was another decisive break early in the second set, although the games were more evenly matched, and not without a little controversy towards the end.
Serving at 4-3, Murray was waiting for Roger-Vasselin to look up from adjusting his strings, and fell foul of the 25 second time rule.
He made his feelings known in no uncertain terms to ATP tour supervisor Tom Barnes who was sitting on the sidelines, but put it behind him to serve out the set.
Murray meets Switzerland’s Stanislas Wawrinka  in the third round.