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Murray's Mint

World number four Andy Murray cruised into the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open with a 6-3, 6-2 crushing of Paul-Henri Mathieu at Indian Wells in California.

The Scot has only just come back from a virus that had left him bed-ridden in London a fortnight ago, but all of that seemed to disappear as he swept the world number 32 aside with a powerful display of tennis, leaving himself with a fifth round match with 19th seed Tommy Robredo of Spain and keeping him on course for an eventual meeting with Roger Federer.

'It was very good, apart from a couple of games - when I lost my serve in the first set and had to save break points in the second,' he said. 'But I served well when I needed to and it was certainly better than my first match.

'I felt good, but physically I need to get better. I thought I might be a bit slow, but my movement was good. I am not making many mistakes but I am not hitting the ball that hard. That will be better by the end of the week, if I am still here.'

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