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Murray gives Brown a dusting on Centre

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Andy Murray cruised into the third round of Wimbledon yesterday with a convincing 6-3 6-2 6-2 victory over dreadlocked Dustin Brown of Germany.


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A Rasta boy in tennis whites is about as incongruous a sight as you’ll see on Wimbledon’s Centre Court, and his brand of tennis is equally idiosyncratic, yet effective enough to have dispatched Rafael Nadal here two years ago.

But Murray was having none of his tricks and tumbles. Despite the odd diving backhand dive volley (degree of difficulty 4.7), Brown could do nothing against Murray’s castle-like defence, allowing Brown just 14 points on his serve and committing only five unforced errors.

The low error count was all the more amazing because the tennis was far from routine. This was a match of deft exchanges around the net, scurrying sprints for vaulted lobs and uncannily executed drop shots.

The best game came at 2-2 in the second set, in which Murray broke his German opponent. A precise lob followed a sensational backhand pass and all Brown could do was applaud and offer a thumbs-up.

The exhibition stuff continued for another set-and-a-half, but the Scot was always the smarter, stronger and more focused player.

Brown said, “If he has a problem with his hip, I don’t want to play against him when his hip’s good. Most of the time when he was hitting ridiculous shots, I just laughed and said, ‘Good job, let's see if he does it again’. Yeah, he did for three sets.”

Tougher tests await, though. The top seed will now play Fabio Fognini, his conqueror in the recent Rome Masters on Italian clay. Grass is a different matter, though, and Murray should have too much craft and guile for the Italian number one.

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ANDY MURRAY

You hear his 'Roar'
And his grunts and groans
You feel his passion and desire,
He is never a 'Bore'
And often moans,
But in Tennis no one's higher.

You sit and watch
Play his every shot
You applaud his magical flurry,
His presence on Court
Is that of a Legend
And his name is Andy Murray!!!

He plays within an Era
They are known as the Fab Four
With Rafa, Feds and Djoker
Muzza often goes to war.

He is a Brit
And proud of it
Once knighted by his Queen
His sweat and tears
His nerves and fears
The whole wide World has seen.

Jackdaw :-)
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Thank you Grab copy and jackdaw Smile
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Thanks for the report Nigel and once again to Jackdaw, the poet laureate of MW. Smile
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Fab match. Thanks Grab for report.
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 Great report Grab love the dusting lol! Love the poem Jackdaw  clap clap
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Wunderbar.
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Another great poem from jackdaw Smile
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