Wimbledon 2014: Murray Eases Into Fourth Round

Third seed Andy Murray sailed into the fourth round with straight sets win over Roberto Bautista Agut on Friday.

The defending champion continued dazzling on centre court with a 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 win over the Spaniard in one hour and 30 minutes.

Murray has spent just five hours and 12 minutes on court and he has dropped just 19 games on his way to the fourth round.

Bautista- one of those Spaniards much more dreaded on clay than grass- however won the first title of his career last week on grass in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.

Murray Cruises Past Agut Into the Fourth Round of Wimbledon.
Murray Cruises Past Agut Into the Fourth Round of Wimbledon.

“He’s won a lot of matches lately, he won on the grass and he’s made a lot improvements,” said Murray. “There were a lot of close games and it’s good to get it done in straight sets.”

Murray dominated with his backhand and forehands strokes, except for some minor blip when he was broken by the world no. 23 when serving for the second set and another loss of concentration when he moved to close out the match.

He said: “He’s the best opponent I’ve played so far and as a step up I felt I responded well. There’s a few things I could improve on but it’s a good first week. I had enough long matches in the French Open to get me physically ready.”

It is the 27-year-old’s 16th straight victory at the All England Club and will face South Africa’s Kevin Anderson, but not before a two-day break.

“Tough opponent, like Roberto, he’s playing the best tennis of his career, he’s made some improvements this year,” Murray added, on playing the 20th-seed on Monday. “He’s a big guy with a big game so I need to be sharp and return well if I want to win.”

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