After a comprehensive win for Andy Murray over Finnish Jarkko Nieminen 6-3 6-4 6-2 the main highlights of the match ended up being that much talked about bow.
Andy Murray delivered his well prepared bow along with Nieminen to the watching Queen on Centre Court before and after the match and both players even went on to meet the Queen immediately after their one hour and 42 minutes match had ended.
Although Murray needed to save four break points in the first game that was the last chance that Nieminen would get as the Scot would not face another in the match. He then took full control of the match breaking in the second game and never looking back.
Murray will now face Frenchman Gilles Simon in round three after the 26th seed was handed a walkover when his second-round opponent Illya Marchenko withdrew. Murray has not played Simon in the last 18 months, but they did meet three times in 2008 with Murray in the victor in all 3 of those matches. This will however be there first grand slam match together and thier first match on grass.
Nieminen did well to record 9 games on the board with Murray always looking likely to break the Fin’s serve, in the end it was 4 breaks of serve that secured this comfortable win for the Scot.
|Ranking||Jarkko Nieminen (FIN)||Andy Murray (GBR)|
|1st Serve %||59 of 88 = 67 %||49 of 78 = 63 %|
|Winning % on 1st Serve||40 of 59 = 68 %||42 of 49 = 86 %|
|Winning % on 2nd Serve||13 of 29 = 45 %||17 of 29 = 59 %|
|Winners (Including Service)||19||49|
|Receiving Points Won||19 of 79 = 24 %||35 of 91 = 38 %|
|Break Point Conversions||0 of 4 = 0 %||4 of 10 = 40 %|
|Net Approaches||16 of 19 = 84 %||17 of 23 = 74 %|
|Total Points Won||72||94|
|Fastest Serve Speed||127 MPH||136 MPH|
|Average 1st Serve Speed||114 MPH||120 MPH|
|Average 2nd Serve Speed||88 MPH||91 MPH|