Australian Open tennis: Murray makes easy progress
Andy Murray is through to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open after defeating Jurgen Melzer in the fourth round.
The 23-year-old Scot eased to a 6-3 6-1 6-1 victory in just 1 hour 43 minutes with his Austrian opponent having no answer to a dominating performance from the number five seed. Murray will now face world number 46 Alexandr Dolgopolov following the Ukrainian’s surprise success over Robin Soderling.
Reflecting on his win over Melzer, Murray said: "I am very pleased. It was a match I expected to be difficult but I was intense from the start and I dictated a lot of points on my forehand and didn't make many mistakes. It was quite windy and I didn't want to get behind in any of the sets.” The British number one is now 7/2 to win the Australian Open with Boylesports, behind Roger Federer at 2/1 and Rafael Nadal at 6/4.