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Latest update : 2009-06-27

Britain's second seed Andy Murray eclipsed Latvia's Ernests Gulbis to win in straight sets, 6-2 7-5 6-3. Earlier, Andy Roddick eased into the third round after dispatching Igor Kunitsyn of Russia in four sets, 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2.

Reuters - Britain's Andy Murray took another step towards his treasured goal of a first grand slam title with a comfortable 6-2 7-5 6-3 second-round victory over Latvia's Ernests Gulbis at Wimbledon on Thursday.

 

Murray, aiming to be the first British men's winner since Fred Perry in 1936, cruised through the opener before a break in game 11 of the second helped him earn a two-set advantage.

 

The Scot sealed victory with a crunching forehand crosscourt winner after one hour and 28 minutes to the delight of a sun-drenched Centre Court crowd.

 

He will face either Serbia's Viktor Troicki or Spain's Daniel Gimeno Traver for a place in the fourth round.

 
 

 

Date created : 2009-06-25

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