Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014

Wimbledon 2014: Andy Murray storms into third round

Andy Murray (Source: AP) Andy Murray eased to victory against 23-year-old Blaz Rola in just 84 minutes. (Source: AP)
Agence-France Presse | London | Posted: June 25, 2014 8:32 pm

the 2012 runner-up, also went through with a 6-4, 6-0 win over Australia’s Casey Dellacqua and next meets either Portuguese qualifier Michelle Larcher de Brito or Australia’s Jarmila Gajdosova.

Later Wednesday, top seed Novak Djokovic takes on Czech veteran Radek Stepanek for a place in the last 32 hoping to avoid the fate suffered by his coach Boris Becker in 1987. The German legend, who captured three Wimbledon titles in his career, is the only top seed in the history of the tournament to lose in the second round when he was beaten by Peter Doohan 27 years ago.

Djokovic, the champion in 2011, isn’t likely to fall into the same trap as he takes a 10-1 career record over Stepanek into their Centre Court meeting.

Stepanek beat Wimbledon champion Andy Murray at Queen’s Club two weeks ago but his sole win over Djokovic was way back in 2006.

Queen’s champion Grigor Dimitrov, the 11th seeded Bulgarian, faces Australia’s Luke Saville in a clash of two former junior champions.

Meanwhile, 1997 singles champion Martina Hingis appears at the All England Club for the first time since 2007 when she teams up with Russia’s Vera Zvonareva in the women’s doubles first round.

Hingis won nine Grand Slam doubles titles in her career but she and Zvonareva have a tough opener against fourth seeds Cara Black and Sania Mirza.

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