Only three days after his gold and silver achievements at the Olympic Games in London the British number one was back in action and looking to add another title to his incredible run of success.
After receiving a first round bye he took to the court yesterday to face Cipolla and lost just four games in his straight sets win.
The Murray serve was perhaps not as effective as it has been over the last week as he was forced to save six break points throughout the match.
He had nine opportunities to break Cipolla, converted on four occasions to seal a 6-1 6-3 win.
Speaking to the ATP after the match Murray said: "After playing for eight weeks on grass pretty much, it's very different here. The ball is very quick compared with Wimbledon.
"It also bounces much higher. The court is much slower as well, so there are a lot of things to change. Only got a couple hits on the court, so it was good to play a match and get a win fairly comfortably."
In the second set Murray did receive some treatment in the second set for some treatment on his knee but it didn't appear to hamper the game of the Scot.
He will now face big hitting Canadian Milos Raonic in the third round later today in what promises to be a tough match for the Scot.
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