Andy Murray beat Mikhail Kukushkin in straight sets to mark his first match since announcing a split with coach Amelie Mauresmo.

A 6-3 6-3 victory in the second round of the Rome Masters was the smooth progression that Murray would have hoped for having confirmed that his two-year spell working with Mauresmo would end.
The British No 1 broke crucially in each set to eventually finish off his Kazakh opponent in an hour and 24 minutes to book a third-round berth.

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