Murray set to meet Stakhovsky in Barcelona opener
Andy Murray will attempt to get his French Open preparations back on track at the Barcelona Open next week.
The British No. 1, who was beaten by Tomas Berdych at the quarter-final stage of the Monte Carlo Masters on Friday, is the second seed in Barcelona behind defending champion Rafael Nadal.
Murray, who missed the event last year with an elbow injury, has a bye into the second round, where he will play either Sergiy Stakhovsky or a qualifier. He is seeded to meet three successive Spaniards: Nicolas Almagro in the quarter-finals, David Ferrer in the semis and Nadal in the final.
After his defeat to Berdych, Murray admitted he was still finding his feet on the clay.
"At some points today in the match I did well; some points I didn't do so well," he said. "It's going to take me a few weeks. Today is a good match to learn from because I was playing a top player who played very, very well."