August 6, 2014 1:32 pm

Murray cruises past Kyrgios in 2nd round of Rogers Cup

Andy Murray returns the ball against Nick Kyrgios during Rogers Cup tennis action in Toronto on Wednesday, August 6, 2014.

Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press

TORONTO – Andy Murray cruised into the third round of the Rogers Cup with a straight-sets victory over fast-rising Nick Kyrgios.

Murray, seeded eighth, beat the 19-year-old Australian 6-2, 6-2 on centre court in Wednesday’s first match.

The Briton will face either Ivo Kalovic or 12th-seeded Richard Gasquet in the next round.

In other early play, 13th-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat Jeremy Chardy 7-6 (4), 6-4 to set up a matchup with either top-seeded Novak Djokovic or Gael Monfils.

After four Canadians were eliminated Tuesday, sixth-seeded Milos Raonic is the country’s only representation left in the singles draw at the Toronto tournament.

Raonic is set to face American Jack Sock on centre court at 6:30 p.m.

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