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Murray walks it

Andy Murray cruised through to the second round of the Australian Open this morning, hammering South African qualifier Kevin Anderson in straight sets 6-1, 6-1, 6-2. It was a good display from the Scot, who despite only getting 35% of his first serves in play, didn’t drop a serve the whole match. It’s safe to say that if he wants to win the tournament he will have tougher tests than the one he received from his monstrous (6ft 8in tall) opponent, who is ranked a full 144 places below him.

Murray now moves back up in 4th in the world rankings after the quick fire display (he won the first set in only 29 minutes), and despite his poor service game, showed that there is enough variety in his shots and that he is in good enough form to trouble the engraver come the end of the tournament.

‘I feel good. I got here 10 days earlier than I've done in the last three years,' he said afterwards. 'I feel good and I think that match proved it. He didn't get broken in the whole of qualifying. He's 6ft 8in and it was a tough first round for me, so I was a bit nervous at the start but got off to a good start and broke him straightaway.’

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