Andy Murray completes straightforward victory at Melbourne

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Britain’s Andy Murray easily swept aside Australian Marinko Matosevic in round two of their Australian Open clash in Melbourne.

Murray won in straight sets – 6-1 6-3 6-2 – to set up a third round clash with Portugal’s Joao Sousa. It is the seventh year in a row that Murray has reached the last 32 in Melbourne and seldom will he have done so as easily.

The Scot, who is the sixth seed in the competition, was in commanding form throughout the game meaning the result of the match was never in doubt at any point.

Melbourne-based Matosevic was backed by a partisan home crowd but that could do little to inspire him against Murray who has looked in fine form so far.

The first set was a formality for Murray as he raced into a 5-0 lead and would complete the first set victory in just 14 minutes, losing just one point on his own serve. Despite the Australian fighting back in the second set, breaking Murray’s serve at one point, the British No.1 went through the gears again and fought off Matosevic’s resolute challenge to win it 6-3.

Matosevic could not find any consistency to his game in order to apply sustained pressure to Murray, who was able to feed off the countless errors coming from the racquet of his opponent as he tied up a comfortable three-set victory in just one hour and 42 minutes. Murray hit just 12 errors in the match compared to 49 from his opponent. A telling stat in itself.

Murray will have greater tests in later rounds but for now looks in imperious form as he bids for his first Australian Open title after losing in three finals previously. Is there any other player showing the form that Murray is in at present?

This could be the year that Murray finally ends his wait for the Australian Open title and, although his path to glory will be an immensely difficult one, there are few players able to match him on current form.

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