Paris - With a French Open first-round victory safely under
his belt following a poor run on clay, world No 1 Andy Murray will hope to
crank through the gears on Thursday in his second-round match against Martin
The 50th-ranked Slovakian has also failed to set the world
alight on the red dirt this season, though he did run Novak Djokovic close on
the hard courts of Acapulco in February.
After Tuesday's morale-boosting four-set victory over
Russian Andrey Kuznetsov, top seed Murray called Klizan unpredictable but was
also happy to talk up his own prospects.
Romanian third seed Simona Halep, who hit the ground running
in a straight-sets demolition of Jana Cepelova, will also be seeking to burnish
her title credentials against 102nd-ranked German Tatjana Maria on Court Suzanne
Philippe Chatrier court plays host to two home hopes - 15th
seed Gael Monfils, who faces Brazil's Thiago Monteiro, and Alize Cornet, who
may have her work cut out against 20th-seeded Czech Barbora Strycova.