Murray looking for steady improvement


Andy Murray was only too pleased to put an end to Lu Yen-hsun tournament on Thursday when he turned in one of his most complete career performances to book his spot in the third round at Wimbledon.

World number two Murray dispatched Lu in straight sets, winning 6-3 6-2 6-1 in a thoroughly dominant performance that seemed to get better as the match went on.

Murray gave away just 12 unforced errors and eventually won the points tally 89-57 to cap off what might just be his best-ever start to a Wimbledon tournament, not that the 2013 champion was buying into the hype.

"I've started well here quite a few times over the years," he said.

"I don't know if this is the best one or not. But today was, for sure, a good match, an improvement from the first round, against a guy who has won a lot of matches [11 in a row] on the grass recently.

"I was just happy that I improved as the match went on. Hopefully I start the next match like I finished this one."

Murray remains a comfortable favourite to beat third-round opponent John Millman, but he will have to beware of the world number 67's growing confidence after he knocked out 26th seed Benoit Paire.

"I played him in my home tournament in Brisbane [when Millman took a set off Murray, three years ago]," he added.

"Obviously it's a little bit different at Wimbledon, but it's what you dream of: playing on the biggest courts against the biggest players.

"That's what tennis is all about. I would never have dreamed a couple of years ago that I would ever be in this position, so I plan to make the most of it."