Murray cruises past Becker

By for on
And Murray enjoyed a routine 6-4 6-3 6-2 victory over Benjamin Becker to advance to the second round of Wimbledon. The Scot's progression was in stark contrast to the drama taking place on Court One where Steve Darcis's unlikely victory over Nadal removed a significant roadblock from the world number two's route to the final.

Becker and Murray had met just two weeks ago in the quarter final at Queens, where the Scot triumphed in straight sets. The German, 32, never really troubled the Murray, who took a little under two hours to record his 107th Slam victory. In doing so the world number two overtook Fred Perry to become the most successful British player in history.

The Scot endured an early storm from his opponent, saving a break point in the opening game with a big serve and volley combination. Murray began to turn the screw, and earned his first break point in the fourth game. A tame approach shot from Becker stood up invitingly and Murray tucked in, creaming a backhand up the line. An unforced backhand error sealed the break.

Becker weathered more pressure from Murray in his next service game, saving two break points with some big shots. The Scot then played a loose service game of his own, shipping errors to slip two break points down. The first was saved with a big groundstroke, but a double-fault on the second ceded the advantage. Any glimmers of hope for the German were quickly extinguished though and Murray broke for a second time to take the set.

With the first set under his belt Murray upped his game. Becker held on until 3-4, but finally wilted and quickly found himself two sets to love down. Murray, scenting victory, began to go for his shots and cantered through the third set.

Murray will meet Yen Hsun-Lu in the second round. The world number 75, from Taiwan, beat James Ward in the first round.
Better make it good, Boogie-Boy. whip

He sure was a sight for sore eyes. yes
June 24, 2013, 07:13 PM
By scotnadian

Was biting fingernails over Rafa so was only really keeping track of the score as Andy looked to be comfortable Smile
June 24, 2013, 07:25 PM
By Hazybear

Great start for oor Andy, Whoopy!
June 24, 2013, 08:59 PM
By ChrisMac

The most successful British player in history? WOW! That's impressive! Thanks for the report Boogers!
June 24, 2013, 09:26 PM
By Caz

Fully approve of the report Phil. Thanks for that. clap
June 24, 2013, 09:35 PM
By lashurst

A great report.
June 24, 2013, 09:37 PM
By michelle

Great report thanks
June 24, 2013, 09:39 PM
By caroline

thought our guy looked lean and mean
great stat that Boogers.
June 24, 2013, 09:56 PM
By Ruthie

Boogers, shouldn't that be most successful British player in grand slam history, because the stat he's beaten is for the number of slam match wins?

Sorry to be pedantic, it's a great report.
June 24, 2013, 10:07 PM
By teejay1

Great report, did anyone else think John Lloyd was particularly awful today when commentating?  His comment that Murray's challenges must be the worst of any of the top players was shot right down by John Mc tho' he explained it as good tactical use of the system to get Andy a few more seconds recovery time after a gruelling rally and said Andy is one of the fittest players on the tour and therefore recovers quicker and better than most.  Take that John Lloyd and shove it with all the tour titles you won when you were playing!!

Great display by Andy, professional, quick and he had no need to use his full selection of gears, onwards and upwards Mr M.....
June 24, 2013, 10:14 PM
By Murray Magic

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