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AN EA-SI W IN FOR MURRAY.

Byline: ANTHONY CLAVANE

A Murray (4) beat G Simon 6-1 6-4 6-4 ANDY MURRAY took down Gilles Simon in straight sets to cruise into the men's last 16.

He crusied past the Frenchman to renew hopes of becoming the first Brit to win the men's crown since 1936.

Yesterday evening, he delivered a masterclass.

All his strengths were on display on centre court: movement, good serve, soft hands, creative brain, and the best returns in the world.

The Scot's tennis was simply exquisite.

Murray said: "I need to keep playing better, but I'm happy with that.

"There are going to be other tough matches ahead."

The first set was almost flawless. He hit 10 winners and only made four unforced errors - half as many as his opponent.

There is also a case for nominating the fifth game of the third set as the best in the Championships in terms of the quality so far.

Murray's big forehand in the following game must surely be a contender for shot of the tournament.

Although the third set was a lot tighter, the French resistance was finally broken when the inspired Scot broke serve in the ninth game.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jun 27, 2010
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