Wimbledon Updates: Murray advances into second week
David Ferrer, Laura Robson and Tommy Haas all moved into Wimbledon's third round with wins Friday. Andy Murray earned victory in straight sets and advanced to the final 16.
Murray keeps hope alive:
Andy Murray continued his quest to become the first British man to win Wimbledon in 77 years by defeating Tommy Robredo 6-2, 6-4, 7-5 on Friday in the third round.
“I thought it was a high-level match,” Murray said to BBC. “I went for it. I hit a lot of winners. That was the most pleasing part.”
Robredo, ranked 29th in the world, had won two of his previous four meetings with Murray, but he lost their last two clashes in 2009.
Murray's victory slots him through to Monday's fourth round (final 16), where, after two crucial days of rest, the world No. 2 will face either Viktor Troicki or Mikhail Youzhny.
"From what I have heard, people are putting even more pressure on me because of the way the draw has worked out," he said. "It's hard. It would be a lot easier if we just focused on one match at a time."
The win marked Murray’s 14th straight victory on grass.
Fourth-seeded David Ferrer has moved into the third round at Wimbledon for the sixth straight year, fighting past fellow Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut in four sets.
Ferrer, who reached the final at this month's French Open before falling to Rafael Nadal, said after Friday's match that he's becoming more comfortable with the grass surface, according to the Associated Press.
Though he's had success early at Wimbledon, Ferrer's deepest run was to the quarterfinals last year. In order to get back there, he'll have to defeat No. 26 Alexandr Dolgopolov.
Hometown girl moving on
It may have taken a while, but 19-year-old British tennis player Laura Robson gave the people what they came to see.
After having her match delayed a day due to weather, Robson cruised past Mariana Duque-Marino 6-4, 6-1 and into the third round at Wimbledon.
"It's a big win for me," Robson said. "Any match on Centre Court is a big one and it was a great atmosphere out there.
"I was kind of feeling nervous, but luckily I've played on Centre a couple of times before."
Robson will play Marina Erakovic, who defeated Shuai Peng in straight sets Thursday.
Tommy Haas also moved into Wimbledon's third round after a speedy win in straight sets over Jimmy Wang. It took the 13th-seeded Haas just an hour and a half to dispatch of Wang.
Haas, 35, is back in the third round for the first time since 2009, and he will face Feliciano Lopez Saturday.
The German lost in the first round in each of the last two years at the All England Club, but he's been playing solidly of late. Earlier this month he became the oldest French Open quarterfinalist since 1971.
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