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Murray in a hurry in Wimbledon walkover

25 June 2014 / 14:58

Defending champion Andy Murray dropped just two games in a bullying second round victory at Wimbledon.

The number three seed comprehensively beat Slovenia's Blaz Rola 6-1, 6-1, 6-0 and, ominously for his rivals, wasn't even on top form, with his first service far from fluid and unforced errors creeping into his game.

But he certainly had no complaints with the overall performance, wrapping up the third set in just 24 minutes.

"This is the first year he's played on grass. He's just come out of college and broken in to top 100. It was tough for him, because he doesn't have a lot of grass court experience, but he'll definitely keep improving," said Murray, who reached the semi-finals of the recent French Open.

"Getting games finished quickly helps. I feel like that cost me a little bit at the French Open - not that I would necessarily have beaten Rafa, but I played a lot of sets and in a lot of those sets, I was up. If you can finish matches as quickly as possible, it helps."

Meanwhile, British number five Tara Moore will look back on what might have been after nearly dumping former finalist Vera Zvonareva out of Wimbledon.

Moore's first round match with the Russian - who has been as high as second in the world rankings - restarted on a packed Court 2 after being abandoned in fading light the previous evening.

And Moore picked up where she left out, following up her second set tie-break victory to break her rival at the first time of asking.

But in a rollercoaster deciding set lasting just over an hour, in which nerves played a major part, both players struggled on their service game.

Moore had two chances to serve for the match but spurned them both, going down 4-6, 7-6, 9-7.

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