Andy Murray made short work of his 3rd round opponent, Michael Llodra as the Scot cruised into the Australian Open last 16 with a convincing straight sets win, 6-4 6-2 6-0.
The first set was a fairly tight affair with Llodra’s net game testing the ability of Murray’s passing shots. The crucial break came early in the first set though, from then on Murray clung on to his own serve to secure the first set.
The Frenchman’s resistance faded in sets 2 and 3 as his serve faltered and fatigue set in giving Murray easy progress into the 2nd week of this years Australian Open.
Murray is still looking for his first grand slam after being a losing finalist here for the last 2 years. He faces Unseeded Kazakhstani Mikhail Kukushkin in the fourth round, the two met just 2 weeks ago, with Murray winning in 3 sets.
After his win over Llodra, Murray spoke to the press,
Every point seemed to be a fun point. He was coming up with some unbelievable gets on the volleys and I was managing to dig up a lot at the net. Ivan Lendl would have preferred a few more bread and butter points, serve and forehand finish, but that was my style of tennis tonight.