Murray's march

Andy Murray has continued his march towards the Australian Open title, comprehensively beating Austrian Jurgen Melzer 6-3, 6-1, 6-1 and securing himself a place in the quarter finals.

The Scot only took an hour and 44 minutes to dispatch his foe, and with both Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer struggling – The Spaniard with his fitness and the Swiss with his form – this really is a great chance for him to grab his first Grand Slam title. Next up is unseeded Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov, who he appears to be taking very seriously.

‘I feel good,’ Murray said. ‘The matches are definitely going to get tougher. I'm not expecting to go through the tournament winning matches with that scoreline. So I'm ready for that, mentally, when it does get tough.

‘He (Dolgopolov)'s got a very unorthodox game. very different to most of the guys on the tour. He's starting to put everything together, taking chances.

‘He has a game that can make you play strange shots, so you need to play as solid as you can against him. If you start playing inconsistent tennis, that's when he plays his best. But, if you can keep making a lot of balls, chase everything down, not give him many free points, he can start to miss. But he played well today.’

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