Number one in the old world Andy Murray He advanced to the third round with his first set win of this year at Indian Wells.

Scots beat Moldova radu albotTrying to take his 100th round level win 6-4 6-3 in one hour and 42 minutes.

Murray made just 18 mandatory errors against 35 for Albot and never faced a breaking point in his serve as he scored six aces.

Murray, who won in consecutive sets for the first time since October, tweeted: “I forgot what it felt like. Empty.”

The win put the Briton against his fellow countryman. Jack Draper The 21-year-old after beating 24th seed Dan Evans 6-4 6-2.

Draper lost just eight games in his first two games at Indian Wells.

There were more victories for England in the women’s draw as 2021 US Open champion Emma Raducanu beat 20th seed Magda Linette 7-6 (3) 6-2.

Top-ranked Iga Swiatek defeated Claire Liu at 65 minutes to win Saturday’s opening game.

The reigning champion Swiatek, who took over the number one ranking about a year ago, won 6-0 6-1.

carlos alcarazThe second placed male player defeated the elimination Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-3 6-3, men’s defending champion Taylor Fritz beat Ben Shelton 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 as Jannik Sinner beat Richard Gasquet 6-3, 7-6 (2).