No problems for Murray against Lu

Second seed Andy Murray looked impressive as he dispatched talented grass-court player Yen-Hsun Lu in straight sets to reach the third round at Wimbledon.

Lu, the Taiwanese world number 76, came into the match on the back of 11 straight victories on grass, and the signs looked ominous for Murray when Lu claimed an early break of serve in the first set.

But the Scot would totally turn the tables from there, winning 17 of the next 20 games in a dominant performance to seal a comprehensive 6-3, 6-2, 6-1 victory.

While Lu started brightly, he soon found himself unable to contain his opponent, who mixed up power and aggression from the baseline with frequent drop shots to constantly leave Lu guessing.

The latter half of the match saw Murray totally dominate the rallies as he wrapped up the result in one hour and 42 minutes.

Next up for Murray is Australian John Millman, the World No 60 who eliminated 26th seed Benoit Paire 7-6 (7-5), 6-3, 4-6, 6-2.

Other winners later in the day included Joao Sousa, Grigor Dimotrov, Bernard Tomic and Roberto Bautista Agut, who was given a walkover when his opponent Mikhail Kukushkin was forced to withdraw from the tournament due to injury.

Elsewhere, eighth seed Dominic Thiem was surprisingly knocked out by Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic.

Vesely, ranked 64th in the world, showed impressive nerve to beat the French Open semi-finalist in three-consecutive tie-breaks, winning 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-3) on Court One.

It is only the second time in his career that Vesely, who is one of only two men to beat Novak Djokovic this year, has reached the third round of Wimbledon, where he will now meet 31st seed Sousa.

Thiem, meanwhile, becomes the highest-ranked seed to be eliminated from the men’s singles so far.

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