Wimbledon 2014: Andy Murray pleased to make quick work of Blaz Rola

Last Updated: 26/06/14 12:29pm

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Andy Murray: Dropped just two games in most clinical performance at Wimbledon

Andy Murray: Dropped just two games in most clinical performance at Wimbledon

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Andy Murray was pleased with his quick workout after defeating Blaz Rola in just 84 minutes in their second round clash at Wimbledon.

The defending champion and British No 1 enjoyed his most emphatic win at the All England Club, dispatching his opponent 6-1 6-1 6-0.

Murray, who also won in straight sets in the first round against David Goffin, had never previously dropped fewer than six games in a match at Wimbledon.

"You try to finish matches as quickly as you can. If you have the momentum with you and you're playing well, that's what you need to try to do."
Andy Murray

The third seed was kept on court longer than he would have liked in the early rounds of the French Open recently and is determined to progress through the Wimbledon draw while exerting minimal effort.

"You try to finish matches as quickly as you can. If you have the momentum with you and you're playing well, that's what you need to try to do,” Murray said.

"I spoke a little bit about the French Open a few weeks ago, some of the matches where I was ahead, I didn't finish the sets and stuff off as best as I would have liked.

Momentum

"So I wanted to make sure here that when I had the momentum, when I was on top, that I finished the sets off. I did that well today."

"I go into each match expecting to lose serve, expecting to go behind, so your mind is ready and you don't get too down on yourself if that happens."
Andy Murray

Murray next meets 27th seed Roberto Bautista Agut, who is through to the third round at the All England Club for the first time.

The Scot only dropped three sets on his way to the title last year, but might easily have lost in the quarter-finals when he went two sets down against Fernando Verdasco.

"You're going to get tested during the tournament," said Murray.

"Sometimes that happens in the first round, and sometimes it can happen in the semi-finals. It can happen at any moment in the tournament. You just have to be ready for it and expect it before every single match.

"I go into each match expecting to lose serve, expecting to go behind, so your mind is ready and you don't get too down on yourself if that happens.

"I'm happy to come through matches as quickly as possible, but you're going to get tested at some stage. Obviously the further you go in the draw, the tougher the matches are going to get."

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