Andy Murray produced a far more comfortable performance in his second round match at this years Australian Open with a straightforward 6-1 6-4 6-4 victory over Frenchman Edouard Roger-Vasselin to reach the third round.
The British number completed the match in under 2 hours and always looked in control against the 101 ranked opponent. The two had never met before, but it took Murray just 23 minutes to wrap up the first set and despite a better display from Roger-Vasselin in sets 2 and 3 the Scot eased his way into round three were he will face another Frenchman Michael Llodra on Saturday.
I served well, I didn’t give him too many opportunities on my serve, which was important as he played well in the second and third set.
Murray over the years has really got into the habit of beating French players, he has now won the last 9 matches and won 36 of the last 37 matches against French players going all the way back to the start of 2008. His only loss in that period was to Gael Monfils at the 2010 Paris Masters.