Regal Murray hurries into round three

Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:32pm EDT
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By Pritha Sarkar

LONDON (Reuters) - Andy Murray produced the kind of imperious form that has propelled him into two grand slam finals this year as he beat Taiwan's Lu Yen-hsun 6-3 6-2 6-1 in the Wimbledon second round on Thursday.

Lu, the son of a chicken farmer, ruffled a few feathers on Centre Court when he jumped out to a 2-0 lead before extending it to 3-1 in the opening set.

However, once Murray had levelled for 3-3, it did not take him long to clip his rival's wings.

From 3-2 up in the second set, Murray won seven games on the trot as Lu struggled to find a way to keep pace with Murray's potent groundstrokes.

A Lu double fault on match point allowed Murray to hurry off court for a royal audience with Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall.

After huffing and puffing his way through five-setters in the first two rounds of the French Open, Murray was relieved that his start to the grasscourt major was much more serene.

Six sets contested, six sets won.

"It's always difficult to know how close you are to being your best. But I was hitting the ball clean. I was happy with how I played," said the world number two, who will next face Australian John Millman.   Continued...

Britain Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon, England - 30/6/16 Great Britain's Andy Murray in action against Chinese Taipei's Yen-Hsun Lu REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge