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Wimbledon Day 3 | Murray cruises through

Defending champion Andy Murray has insisted that himself and Jo Konta completing a Wimbledon double for Britain is “not impossible”.

I believe that I can have a good run here. I can win, for sure. It's going to be extremely difficult, but it's possible Andy Murray

Murray ensured there would be four Brits in the third round for the first time in 20 years by cruising home against dreadlocked German Dustin Brown 6-3 6-2 6-2 in just 1hr.36min,

It followed victories for Konta, Heather Watson and Alijaz Bedene on the day and booked a date with Italian 28th seed Fabio Fognini for the world No.1.

And Murray declined to dismiss the notion of the first home double at the All England Club since Fred Perry and Dorothy Round in 1934.

The Scot, 30, said: “I have never thought about that, but obviously it’s not impossible for that to happen. It would be amazing if that was the case. I still say it’s unlikely, but it’s possible.

“Jo has played extremely well the last 18 months. She’s certainly good enough to win the tournament here. She got through a great match today.

“I believe that I can have a good run here. I can win, for sure. It’s going to be extremely difficult, but it’s possible. That’s obviously exciting for any tennis fans in the country to have players going deep on both the women’s and the men’s draw at slams. That’s really exciting.”

Murray downplayed the fact four British players had made it through to the last-32.

He said: “It’s obviously good to have more players playing in Slams and winning matches. That’s a positive thing. Hopefully we can keep it going. I wouldn’t say the target is to get five into the third round (Kyle Edmund, who faces Gael Monfils, could bring it up to that figure). Obviously, we want to try and do better than that.

“Aim as high as we can. Why not get five or six players into the quarter-finals of Slams? It’s better to set the goal as high as possible and fall a bit short than go ‘we’re delighted with five or six players in the second or third round of a Slam’. It’s not to say that getting to the third round is not good but some of those players, like Kyle, Heather and Jo are capable of doing more than that.”

Murray showed no sign of his much-discussed hip problem giving him jip.

Brown, 32 and world-ranked 97, might have stunned multiple Wimbledon champion Rafa Nadal two years ago. But Murray did not give him a chance to secure another surprise victory.

It seemed almost exhibition stuff from Murray. The British No.1’s opening opponent Alexander Bublik mainly forced him from side to side. The unorthodox Brown had him going in every direction. But whatever direction it was Murray coped. Comfortably.

Murray said “It was a good match from my end. I served well until really the last few games. I returned well. I didn’t make many mistakes. I hit a lot of good passing shots.

“I was really happy with it. Definitely a good one.”




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