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Murray moves on

sportsandymurrayAndy Murray completed a perfect first week at Wimbledon with another straight sets victory, this time over Tommy Robredo, to storm into the last 16 today.

The British No 1 won his third match of the Championships with the minimum of fuss, seeing off Robredo 6-2 6-4 7-5 to make it into the last 16 at SW19 without dropping a set.

Playing under the roof on Centre Court with rain hindering play at the All England Club, Murray took just two hours to book a fourth round date with either Viktor Troicki or Mikhail Youzhny.

Spanish 32nd seed Robredo was broken five times in all, while Murray lost his serve just once as he yet again looked to be the only serious contender to Novak Djokovic for this year’s title.

World No 29 Robredo actually held an even 2-2 record against Murray heading into the match, but Murray was the big favourite as he looks to capitalise on the host of big names flying through the exit doors at SW19 this year.

Two consecutive breaks of serve in the third and fifth games of the first set gave Murray a double-break lead of 4-1, although Robredo hit right back to take the serve off Murray straightaway.

That would be the only time Robredo would be able to break the dominant Murray serve though and the home favourite broke again for 5-2 before serving out the set in just 35 minutes.

Robredo managed just one service hold in that first set, and he was broken again in the very first game of the second set as Murray looked to keep on asserting his obvious dominance.

Robredo did conjure up a break point at 4-5 down, but Murray fended it off and cleaned up that second set to move just one away from another routine win.

A valiant Robredo stuck in there and looked to be heading towards a tie-break in the third, before Murray grabbed the decisive break in the 11th game before serving it out confidently to book his place in the next round.

With Murray’s next round opponents Troicki and Youzhny yet to play, the Olympic and US Open champion will have time to relax before heading into the second week of what could be his best chance of going all the way at Wimbledon. (BBC)

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