As day 4 comes to an end, it was full of ups and downs. After two days of weather interrupted matches, day 4 was fairly clear with brief spell of showers. After defeating Liam Broady British No. 6 in the first round by 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 continued his approach towards winning the next Wimbledon. Meeting Yen-Hsun Lu in the second round seems to be to be a great game. The second seed was broken in the opening game of the match but was largely dominant from then on, winning 6-3 6-2 6-1 in just an hour and 40 minutes.
WIMBLEDON: ANDY MURRRAY CONTINUES TO THIRD ROUND
Murray was prepared for a tough test against the 32-year-old who has been in good form on grass and Lu stunned the world number two by breaking in the opening game of the match and then holding serve for a 2-0 lead. However that was as good as it got for the former Wimbledon quarter-finalist who won just four more games in the match as Murray broke back midway through the opening set to take the lead
Murray told the BBC: “The first set was tough. There were a lot of close games, I managed to hang on at the end of the first and then settled down towards the end of the second and was hitting the ball much better in the third and feeling more comfortable.
“If you can win matches easily it does help because you can rest. It has been a good start. I will just try and do my best – work hard, keep my head down and hopefully have a good tournament.”
“I was just happy that I improved as the match went on. Hopefully I start the next match like I finished this one, keep it going.”
Lu, the Taiwanese world number 76, had won 11 matches in a row on grass and began with a break of serve.It was seen that initially at the game Murray was founding some difficulty at the grass Of the Centre Court but soon enough he was able to find his pace and destroyed the lead made by Lu and made the score equal to 3-3 and fast through 5-3. World No. 2 then recovered from the pain and splash through the second round by 6-2 taking a big advantage and finally whipped off the game by third game through 6-4.
Lu only managed once through the winning game through Murray in the 2008 Olympics and then reached through the finals in Manchester.
Murray cruises into round three:
Normal service was resumed on Centre Court as Andy Murray cruised into the third round of Wimbledon with a straight-sets victory over in-form Lu Yen-hsun. The world number two has been overshadowed by the Marcus Willis show during the first week at the All England Club but looks primed to take centre stage. From 3-1 behind in the opening set, Murray lost just three games in a 6-3 6-2 6-1 win that lasted an hour and 40 minutes. He will play Australia’s John Millman next on Saturday.
The 27-year-old Australian caused a surprise in beating French 26th seed Benoit Paire in the second round. Murray has a 17-0 record against Australians and will hope to continue that against the world number 67 who he has played once before, winning in three sets in Brisbane in 2013. Millman produced a career-best run to the third round of the Australian Open having only once gone beyond the first round in a Grand Slam in his career and having beaten Paire and Albert Montanes at the All-England Club he has matched that feat.