Andy Murray eased into the third round of Wimbledon 2011 with straight sets win over Germany’s Tobias Kamke.
The Scot took less that 2 hours to wrap up the 6-3 6-3 7-5 victory after rain had delayed the start of play at Wimbledon today.
Murray was playing his first match on court one and there had been fears the weather might seriously hold up Murray without the benefit of the Centre Court roof. However around 3 o’clock the rain cleared and for the rest of the day we had rain free play.
Murray will next play Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia who beat Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-4 6-4 6-2.
Murray broke Kamke’s serve in the first game with the help of two double faults from the German. Murray should have been two breaks up in the first set as the Brit missed a second-serve return on break point in game three. He did get the second break as he broke once again with a thumping forehand to take the set.
It took Murary until game 8 to get the crucial break in the second set, he had chances in the second and sixth games but his forehand let him down on both occasions. He went on to hold serve one more time and serve out the set.
It took even longer in the third set to secure the decisive break, but it came at 5-5 and once agian the German double-faulted to hand Murraya 6-5 lead serving for the match. The British number one served out the victory to move safely into the thrid round.
After the match Murrat spoke to the BBC,
I served well but the rest of my game needs work. He was hitting the ball very hard and flat, so it was tough to get into a rhythm. I served well but need to move my legs better at the back of the court. I felt I was a bit upright and need to be quicker on my feet.
A straight sets win was the result the Scot was looking for as he attempts to end Britain’s 75 year wait for Men’s Wimbledon winner.