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James Gheerbrant

All times stated are UK

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  1. Coming up

    There's plenty more tennis coming up at Queen's today. Next up, giant American John Isner takes on eighth seed Feliciano Lopez, and then fourth seed Marin Cilic faces Viktor Troicki.

    Stay tuned if you want to watch those matches, which you can do via this website or on BBC Two.

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    So, a relatively straightforward win for Andy Murray, though he probably had to work harder than the straight-sets scoreline suggests. He still hasn't quite found his best rhythm on grass, but we are only two matches into the season, and he keeps on winning - which is no mean feat in a tournament packed with dangerous players where plenty of big names have already been knocked out.

    Andy Murray

    So Murray marches on, and next up it's a date with big server, and reigning Luxembourg Sports Personality of the Year, Gilles Muller. That could be a tough test for Murray - Muller is serving beautifully, and knocked out reigning champ Grigor Dimitrov earlier today.

  3. Player reaction

    Andy Murray on BBC Two: "It was a tricky match. Fernando is obviously an extremely powerful guy and you don't have a chance to get into some of the rallies. He didn't serve so well which gave me a few opportunities, but I was happy with the way I moved - it was better than the first match.

    "[Next opponent] Gilles Muller served 37 aces in the first round - I haven't served that many all year! We know each other's games extremely well and he's a good grass-court player so it will be tough.

    "It's been a good start [to his coaching relationship with Jonas Bjorkman] - we had our first tournament together in Munich."

    Andy Murray applauds after winning his match
  4. Game, set and match

    Murray 7-5 6-4 Verdasco

    More sublime and ridiculous tennis from Verdasco. He serves up a horrible drop volley which Murray easily chases down, but fires the return back past Murray with a lovely volley. He then throws in a cute crosscourt slice, but a double fault lets Murray back in again, and after a netted forehand from Verdasco, a great return of serve from Murray earns him a match poiiint. But the Scot wastes it with an uncharacteristic unforced error, and then sends a forehand long to give Verdasco a glimpse of safety. But back comes Murray, pinning Verdasco in the corner to get back to deuce.

    A horrid double-fault from Verdasco gives Murray a second match point. The Spaniard is cruelly robbed of two aces by a let call, and eventually chokes with an error on the forehand side. Murray wins.

    Andy Murray wins his match
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    Murray 7-5 5-4 Verdasco* (* denotes next server)

    It's a familiar tale for Verdasco on the forehand side as some brilliant shots alternate with some very ordinary ones. The Spaniard should gobble up a mid-court ball from Murray but fires it inexplicably long. A glance at his treacherous racket and a few words to his box provide little solace. It's those sorts of errors that mean Verdasco can't exact any pressure on a still slightly below-his-best Murray, and the Scot holds to 30.

    Verdasco reacts to playing a poor shot
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    Murray* 7-5 4-4 Verdasco (* denotes next server)

    The service games are going to get nervier and nervier for Verdasco from here on out, as any potential breaks could be very costly at this stage of the second set. But the Spaniard is still hanging in there well - a nice drop shot and a glorious slice volley when Murray fires a passing shot right into his body keep us on serve.

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    Murray 7-5 4-3 Verdasco* (* denotes next server)

    Excellent tennis from Murray as he moves Verdasco around the court at will and then stretches to put away a clinical volley. A nice body-serve finishes the job.

    Andy Murray stretches
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    Murray* 7-5 3-3 Verdasco (* denotes next server)

    Great sportsmanship from Murray as he gives Verdasco the first point when a late correction nearly robs the Spaniard of an ace. Big serves from Verdasco help him to a easy hold.

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    Murray 7-5 3-2 Verdasco* (* denotes next server)

    Murray's not quite firing on all cylinders here: he's not disposing of a lower-ranked opponent quite as comfortably as he would have liked, and the familiar moody back-chat and moochy body language are back. "Minging!" Murray yells (I think), as a poor point allows Verdasco to rip a backhand past him for 0-30. I haven't heard anyone say that for years.

    Another wayward offering from the Verdasco lucky-dip forehand and some big serves from Murray get him out of trouble, but there's still the sense of a man not quite at one with his game.

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    Murray* 7-5 2-2 Verdasco (* denotes next server)

    These are crucial moments for Verdasco now - you sense a break for Murray here could end his challenge. A wild forehand and a couple of double-faults give Murray break point at 30-40, but Verdasco saves it brilliantly with a sizzling flat forehand down the line. Two big serves keep Verdasco on track in this second set.

    Fernando Verdasco
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    Murray 7-5 2-1 Verdasco* (* denotes next server)

    Verdasco's confidence hasn't been punctured by the loss of that opening set and he's making Murray sweat on serve - an anaemic lob from the Scot is comfortably dispatched on the volley to bring up 0-30, and then Murray makes a real horror, rifling an easy-as-you-like forehand into the tape with the court gaping. Three break points for Verdasco.

    What are Murray's nerves made of? Titanium-enforced concrete, apparently - he saves the first when Verdasco nets and then polishes off the other two with pinpoint aces that take the merest sliver of the line. A frustrated Verdasco fires a couple of forehands long, and Murray's escapology act is complete.

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    Murray* 7-5 1-1 Verdasco (* denotes next server)

    Murray has to be careful that drop-shot doesn't become too predictable - Verdasco, who has lost plenty of points to that shot, finally reads one and hoovers it up with an easy forehand down the line. Another good forehand seals a nerve-settling hold.

    Andy Murray plays a dropshot
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    Murray 7-5 1-0 Verdasco* (* denotes next server)

    "That's so bad," Murray moans to himself as he watches a 79mph second serve flashed back past him to bring up 30-30. A rather nervous approach to the net on the next point is punished when Verdasco fires a top-spin stinger down at Murray's toes to earn himself a break point. Verdasco can't take it though, swatting a huge forehand just wide, and Murray closes out the game.

  14. Muller awaits

    It's Luxembourg's Gilles Muller who awaits in the quarter-finals for the winner of this match after he continued the run of upsets at this event with a 6-4 7-6 victory over sixth seed, and defending champion, Grigor Dimitrov.

    That will be music to Murray's ears - remember Dimitrov was the man who put him out of Wimbledon last year in straight sets.

    Gilles Muller
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    Piers Newbery

    BBC Sport at Queen's

    "When the breeze drops it's pretty toasty in west London right now, and Murray had to toil for that set a bit more than seemed likely at 3-0. The stands are rammed for the first time this week and quaffing is well under way. It's £40 for a half bottle of champagne. I'm told."

  16. Game and first set

    Murray* 7-5 Verdasco (* denotes next server)

    So, a second test of nerve for Verdasco. A brilliant rally on the first point, full of subtle changes of angle and spin, is finally ended by Murray with a stone-dead drop shot that leaves Verdasco standing. Another overcooked forehand gets Verdasco into dangerous waters at 0-30.

    The Spaniard recovers with an ace, but a slice forehand drifts just wide of the sideline and suddenly Murray has two set points. Verdasco saves the first with a big serve and forehand, and then recovers the second with a passing winner into the corner. But another missed forehand gives Murray a third chance, and this time Verdasco is found wanting - he finds the tape and Murray has the advantage.

    Andy Murray
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    Murray 6-5 Verdasco* (* denotes next server)

    That Verdasco forehand is a thing of aesthetic beauty when he gets it right, but it does misfire occasionally - a wild effort soars way over the baseline, that would have rattled the wire enclosure on a municipal court. Verdasco misses a great chance to get to 15-30 when he just fails to coax a drop shot over the net, and with that the door is slammed shut - Murray closes out the hold comfortably.

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    Murray* 5-5 Verdasco (* denotes next server)

    Murray and Verdasco go toe-to-toe from the baseline and it's the Spaniard who blinks first, spooning an attempted forehand winner just long. But Verdasco, resplendent in bright pink today, shows no sign of nerves, burying a drive volley that a more easily rattled player could have sent long. Verdasco generates plenty of angle with his double-handed backhand and a cute diagonal gets Murray scampering - too far, the Scot can't get it back. Solid hold for Verdasco.

    Fernando Verdasco
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    Murray 5-4 Verdasco* (* denotes next server)

    Murray gets that shoddy service game out of his system with a straightforward hold. Now can he put pressure on Verdasco as he serves to stay in the set?

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    Murray* 4-4 Verdasco (* denotes next server)

    Verdasco consolidates the break in double quick time, booming down an ace to seal a confident hold.

  21. Verdasco breaks

    Murray 4-3 Verdasco* (* denotes next server)

    Well well, where did that come from? Murray has a gimme passing shot to get to 40-15 but Verdasco guesses right and fires it back past him with a smart volley. That takes Verdasco to 30-30 and although he sends a forehand long off the next point, a couple of poor Murray groundstrokes bring up a break point, which the Scot duly coughs up by dumping a forehand into the net. That was very loose from Murray.

    Fernando Verdasco
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    Murray* 4-2 Verdasco (* denotes next server)

    Verdasco is just beginning to find his feet - he works Murray around the court cleverly and hooks a forehand into the empty court. The Spaniard then makes a dreadful challenge for a serve that landed a good foot long, but seals the game with a big serve that Murray can't get back.

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    Murray 4-1 Verdasco* (* denotes next server)

    Murray finds the chalk with his first ace of the match, but his first sortie to the net isn't so successful as he pushes a volley long. Another big serve seals a tidy hold. Verdasco not making much impression on the Murray serve so far.

    Andy Murray serves
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    Murray* 3-1 Verdasco (* denotes next server)

    A bit of a loose game from Murray as he fires a couple of groundstrokes into the tape and then sends a return long, and Verdasco is on the board without having to work too hard for it.

    Fernando Verdasco
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    Murray 3-0 Verdasco* (* denotes next server)

    That drop shot is working overtime for Murray - again he pins Verdasco back behind the baseline with some powerful groundstrokes and then picks his moment to dink the ball cheekily over the net. The Spaniard's 31-year-old legs aren't going to chase that one down. A couple of loose shots into the net from Verdasco give Murray another straightforward hold.

  26. Murray breaks

    Murray* 2-0 Verdasco (* denotes next server)

    Some early nerves appear to be afflicting Verdasco as he twice makes a Horlicks of his ball toss and double-faults, giving Murray 15-30. Another sharp drop shot from Murray brings up two break points, and the Scot seals the break with a howitzer forehand that gives Verdasco no chance. Great start from the top seed.

    Andy Murray smiles on court
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    Murray 1-0 Verdasco* (* denotes next server)

    An early loosener for Verdasco, floating a slice backhand long to hand Murray the first point. The Scot displays the variety that has become such a big part of his game since working with Amelie Mauresmo, chopping a delicious drop shot just over the net to leave Verdasco floundering. He seals the game when Verdasco overcooks a forehand.

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    The players have finished knocking up. Murray takes a last swig of the interesting looking concoction in his bottle and we're ready to go...

  29. Get involved


    Is there something you've always wanted to know about Andy Murray? Well, now's your chance to ask him...

    Today we're asking you to fire us your queries on Twitter using the hashtag #AskAndy.

    The best ones will be put to Andy in a quickfire one-minute Q&A as part of his regular BBC Sport column.

  30. The eggs factor

    Piers Newbery

    BBC Sport at Queen's

    Murray has not been idle since winning his first-round match against Yen-Hsun Lu on Tuesday, with a doubles match yesterday and then a pre-match hit out on Court Two at 11am this morning.

    Andy Murray in doubles action

    The British number one is enjoying the second of an unprecedented six-week stretch at home in Surrey, thanks to the extra week in the schedule after Roland Garros and Great Britain's Davis Cup tie against France back here at Queen's the week after Wimbledon.

    Apparently he has used some of this time learning to cook scrambled eggs via YouTube - domestic bliss.

  31. Post update

    What else do you want to know about Fernando Verdasco?

    Well, he's 31, from Madrid, a left-hander, used to be world number 7 but is now ranked 37. He's reached one Grand Slam semi-final, at the 2009 Australian Open, taking Rafael Nadal to five sets in a real humdinger.

    He's a big fan of Oasis and once suggested that he would play a match listening to their music through headphones.

    Weirder still, he practices mindfulness techniques during matches and apparently likes to "visualise soothing and romantic scenes to help dampen the stress of professional tennis". Don't ask...

  32. We've met before...

    Fernando Verdasco

    It might not be totally straightforward for Murray though. Because hang on, doesn't the man on the other side of the net look familiar?

    Cast your minds back to 3 July 2013. With Wimbledon fever sweeping the country, Murray faced Verdasco in a quarter-final that was expected to prove one-sided.

    However, it was anything but, as the Spaniard, usually thought of as a hard-court specialist, extended Murray to five breath-taking, nail-biting, hide-behind-the-sofa sets.

    The Scot eventually came through 4-6 3-6 6-1 6-4 7-5 on his way to the title, but he won't have forgotten just how close Verdasco came to ending his Wimbledon dream.

  33. Post update

    Hello and welcome to live coverage of Andy Murray's second-round Aegon Championships match against Fernando Verdasco.

    It's another prime opportunity to get a look at our man before what could be a defining Wimbledon campaign.

    Whoever wins this one will advance to the quarter-finals.

  34. Home comforts

    Andy Murray

    Andy Murray might have enjoyed his best ever season on Europe's red clay, but there's nothing quite like getting back to the green, green grass of home.

    He's got the pedigree behind him, with three Queen's Club titles already sitting on his increasingly full mantelpiece.

    He's got the backing of a raucous - OK, occasionally raucous - home crowd.

    And best of all, rather than having to contend with the likes of Nadal or Wawrinka in the closing stages, all the big names have started to fall rather obligingly by the wayside.

    All he needs to do now to get his grass-court campaign off to the perfect start is avoid being upset himself. Easy, right?