Andy Murray admitted that he was highly impressed with his performance against Lu Yen-Hsun in the second round of Wimbledon on Thursday.
Murray cruised to a 6-3, 6-2, 6-1 win and felt as if he gained some confidence heading into the third round, where he will face Australia’s John Millman.
While the world number two has been thrilled with the way his Wimbledon campaign has gone so far, he is eager to maintain his momentum and keep on playing like he did against Lu.
“I’ve started well here quite a few times over the years,” he told reporters. “I don’t know if this is the best one or not. But today was, for sure, a good match, an improvement from the first round, against a guy who has won a lot of matches [11 in a row] on the grass recently. I was just happy that I improved as the match went on. Hopefully I start the next match like I finished this one.”
Meanwhile, Millman, who is ranked 67th in the world, overcame Benoit Paire 7-6 (5), 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 in the second round and is now looking forward to facing Murray.
“I played him in my home tournament in Brisbane [taking a set off him, three years ago],” he said. “Obviously it’s a little bit different at Wimbledon, but it’s what you dream of: playing on the biggest courts against the biggest players. That’s what tennis is all about. I would never have dreamed a couple of years ago that I would ever be in this position, so I plan to make the most of it.
“I feel as if I deserve to be there. I have played two good matches to get through – and, third round Wimbledon, it’s uncharted territory for me. I respect Andy a lot. He’s such a great player. Especially over five sets, it’s a whole different ball game against him. But we start off at love-all. I have never been one to go out with an intimidated mindset.”