29 June 2013

Murray sizzles on Centre Court


Photo: Paul ZimmerAndy Murray (GBR)

Andy Murray underlined his title credentials on Friday with an emphatic straight sets victory over seasoned campaigner Tommy Robredo in a match that lasted less than two hours.

Murray, who finished runner-up at Wimbledon last year, could well go one better as his chances of reaching the final received a further boost when Poland's Jerzy Janowicz defeated the next highest seed in Murray's half of the draw - Nicolas Almagro.

In a match dominated by big serving, the No. 24 seed proved too strong for his Spanish opponent, winning 76 63 64.

In the other match on Centre Court, Britain's Laura Robson ousted Colombia's Mariana Duque Marino 64 61.

Friday's play was severely hampered by more rain in south-west London but that didn't stop the outstanding second round fixtures from being completed.

The biggest upset on the men's side saw Grega Zemlja finish off what he started against Grigor Dimitrov the day before and thereby claiming a big scalp 36 76 36 64 119.

For the women, No. 7 seed Angelique Kerber was taken out by Kaia Kanepi which makes Robson's path to the last eight considerably easier should the Brit not slip up tomorrow against Marina Erakovic.

With plenty of matches scheduled the middle Saturday of this year's event looks set to be a busy day.

The International Tennis Federation provides men's information to the media at Grand Slam events. For a full list of this year's notes click here.

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