Wimbledon 2014: Murray Powers Into Third Round

Defending champion Andy Murray made short work of his visit to Wimbledon’s Court One as he thrashed Slovenian Blaz Rola to reach the third round.

The Briton took advantage of his early start on the second show court to win 6-1 6-1 6-0 in one hour and 24 minutes.

Murray has now won 15 matches in a row at the All England Club.

Andy Murray Beat Blaz Rola to Reach The Third Round of Wimbledon.
Andy Murray Beat Blaz Rola to Reach The Third Round of Wimbledon.

“I played well,” the Scot told BBC Sport. “This is the first year he [Rola] has played on grass. He’s just come out of college and broken into the top 100 so it was tough for him without much grass experience but he’ll keep improving because he’s got a good game.

“But I took care of my serve throughout the majority of the match and played pretty well. It helps not to have expended too much energy. I felt like that cost me a bit at the French Open – not that I would necessarily have beaten Rafa [in the semi-final] if I’d played perfect – but there were a lot of long matches.

“If you can finish matches quickly it definitely helps in the long run. I’m sure Amelie [Mauresmo, his new coach] will be happy. We’ll have a chat, rest up and get ready for the next round.”

The 27-year-old will play Spanish 27th seed Roberto Bautista Agut or Czech Jan Hernych in the last 32 on Friday.

Match report as provided by the BBC Sport.


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