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Murray: Robredo win 'pleasing'

Andy Murray reached the second week of Wimbledon in style with a straight-sets victory over 32nd seed Tommy Robredo on Centre Court.

The world number two has not yet looked close to dropping a set in three matches, and for a set and a half last night he was quite brilliant.

Murray could not maintain that level for the remainder of the match but it was good enough and he wrapped up a 6-2 6-4 7-5 success to set up a fourth-round meeting against Mikhail Youzhny or Viktor Troicki.

The Scot said: "I had a lot of winners tonight, that was the most pleasing part, because I had plenty of good serves before but I hadn't hit many winners from the back of the court.

"I have been tested but I have come through it well."

Robredo had never been past the third round at Wimbledon. But since returning last summer from surgery on a hamstring problem, he has surged up the rankings, reaching number 29.

The tone was set early as Murray sent Robredo scampering across the court, earning a break of serve in only the third game and wrapping up the first set in just 35 minutes.

The Scot wasted no time taking control in the second, too, a backhand whipped across Robredo giving him a break in the first game.

Murray rattled through the games, shanking his forehand on his first set point but taking the second.

The first eight games of the third set took just 28 minutes. But when Robredo served at 5-5 there came a twist. A backhand volley on the join of baseline and sideline set up a break point, and when the Spaniard netted a tame forehand, Murray had the chance to serve for the match.

The crowd roared, and the Scot made sure there were no late twists.


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