WIMBLEDON: MURRAY WAYS AHEAD TO THE FOURTH ROUND: Murray leading the way ahead to the fourth round is one which is really seen in almost all Wimbledon except for one or two. Andy Murray made his way into the fourth round at Wimbledon by beating John Millman of Australia, 6-3, 7-5, 6-2. Djokovic says he wasn’t 100 percent healthy while losing to Sam Querrey in the third round at Wimbledon on Saturday, but wouldn’t say what was wrong.
WIMBLEDON: MURRAY WAYS AHEAD TO THE FOURTH ROUND
When asked if he would play against Britain from July 15-17 in the best-of-five series, Djokovic said: ”No, I’m not going to play Davis Cup.” Serbia won the Davis Cup in 2010. Murray, meanwhile, in stark contrast with his travails at the French Open, has been a model of efficiency over the first three rounds. From here, he’ll be looking to keep his head down and continue in similar vein. Murray has found it almost impossible to get the better of Djokovic over the last three years and had lost the Australian and French Open finals to the world number one this year.
During the game the trouble was seen at the time of second set which was a difficult game and despite of that Murray successfully finds his path. Millman stayed strong to hold onto his serve but as the scoreboard flashed up news of Djokovic’s exit, Murray was broken almost immediately. With the score level at 5-5, Murray broke back straight away, but only after a sixth break point and an epic exchange. Murray served out to take the set and raced into a 4-0 lead in the third, breaking Millman in the Australian’s first two service games before he finally got on the board in the fifth. But Murray saw out the match in comfortable fashion to move into the second week with hopes high of a second Wimbledon title.
Sir Andrew Barron Murray
But the 29-year-old, beaten in 13 of his last 15 meetings with Djokovic, no longer has to worry about ending that frustrating streak after the Serb was condemned to his earliest Wimbledon defeat for eight years by American 28th seed Sam Querrey. It was a further boost for Murray, who had already benefitted from the early exit of fourth seed Stan Wawrinka, his scheduled semi-final opponent. Asked about Djokovic’s exit, Murray refused to admit it was a help to his title ambitions, but conceded he was surprised to see the Serb bow out.
Murray, who became the first British man to win Wimbledon for 77 years in 2013, will play Australian 15th seed Nick Kyrgios or Spain’s Feliciano Lopez for a place in the quarter-finals. The Scot has now reached the fourth round in his last 22 consecutive Grand Slams as he aims to become the first British man to win multiple Wimbledon titles since Fred Perry. Given the good-natured banter between Murray and his coach Ivan Lendl, he might take extra satisfaction from a victory that took him past the Czech legend’s total of 48 Wimbledon match wins.
“I’m buzzing for that, and then to be able to go out there and put together a pretty good performance out there was awesome. I live to fight another day here at Wimbledon.” Said by Millman before the game. Murray had only failed to make the fourth round once in his 10 appearances at Wimbledon and world number 67 Millman never threatened to become the first Australian to beat the Scot in 18 tour-level attempts.Prolonged struggles with a shoulder injury three years ago forced Millman to seek work in a friend’s finance firm while the 27-year-old rebuit his careers and was hoping to make it to the last 16 of a major to the first time.