Murray eases through
Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:54
Facing Spanish wildcard Daniel Gimeno-Traver, the Scot overcame a sloppy spell in the first set to secure a 6-3 6-1 win.
He will next face Leonardo Mayer who upset Russia’s Igor Andreev 6-3 6-3 on Court One.
Murray started impressively on the Stadium Court and immediately raced into a 3-0 first-set lead with two breaks of serve – the first-serve percentages at that stage reading Murray 80%, Gimeno-Traver 27%.
He was pegged back to 4-3 after the Spaniard got one of the breaks back, but that was as close as the match got.
Murray took the next two games, closing out the set 6-3 with a third break on his second set point.
He broke in the fourth game of the second set – though he needed three attempts to do so – and from that point the result was never in doubt.
A Gimeno-Traver double fault brought up the break point from which the British number one went 5-1 up, and he then served out the match with the minimum of fuss.