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Andy Murray - Blaž Rola Live

Nationality Player Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
United KingdomA Murray666--
SLOB Rola110--

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  1. - So Murray is through to the third round in less than 90 minutes. Next up for the defending champion will be the winner between Czech veteran Jan Hernych and Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut, who are on court currently.

  2. - Murray 6-1 6-1 6-0 Rola. GAME, SET AND MATCH. That's it for Murray, who races through a love service hold to wrap up the win. A very confident performance from the Brit, who ends with a forehand drop shot that Rola cannot return in play despite doing well to get up to the ball.

  3. - Murray 6-1 6-1 5-0 Rola. BREAK. Ouch. It's looking like a bagel third set against Rola as he goes for too much on his serve and slaps down consecutive double faults to hand Murray the chance to serve out the match. To be fair to Rola he was really going for those serves on account of how little trouble the Brit has had in dealing with his today, but unfortunately for the Slovenian, that is not a tactic that is going to work.

  4. - Murray 6-1 6-1 4-0 Rola. A double fault from Murray doesn't help as it allows Rola to level up at 30-all before a backhand error from the Brit hands his opponent a break back point. But Rola's backhand down the line catches the top of the tape, taking it wide, and Murray uses the chance to go on to hold and leave himself potentially just two games away from a very comfortable win.

  5. - Murray 6-1 6-1 3-0 Rola. BREAK. The Murray camp will be delighted with today's performance. It's a comfortable run out for the defending champion wih enough time to test everything out but without expending too much energy. A forehand winner from Murray sees him secure yet another break of serve. That's the double break for the Brit already in this third set.

  6. - Murray 6-1 6-1 2-0 Rola. Two big first serves see Murray hold from 30-all, although he does get a spot lucky on game point when he goes right back at Rola, despite having the whole court to aim at. Rola almost seems so surprised that the ball came right to him that he puts his backhand return just long of the baseline to allow the Brit to hold and consolidate his early break.

  7. - Murray 6-1 6-1 1-0 Rola. BREAK. Ouch. The Slovenian hands Murray three more break points to open the third set, a backhand error costing Rola. Murray squanders the first when he fails to find the court with a forehand and then also the second with another forehand error. But he makes no mistake with the third, flicking a forehand winner down the line to open the third set in exactly the same vein as the first two.

  8. - Murray 6-1 6-1 Rola. SET. It's another blink-and-you'll-miss-it service hold from Murray, who seems to be alternating them with tougher holds. The Brit fires down four big serves to serve out the second set to love, Rola failing to get his forehand return back over the net on the final point of the game.

  9. - Murray 6-1 5-1 Rola. Both Rola and his coach raise their arms in triumph as the Slovenian doubles his output in this match, by holding for his second game. The Wimbledon crowd, for their part, get behind the smiling Rola and cheer him warmly knowing his is little threat to the home favourite. Murray will serve for the two sets to love lead.

  10. - Murray 6-1 5-0 Rola. It's a bit of a mixed bag from Murray on serve once again as he races out to a 40-15 lead before allowing Rola to peg him back to deuce. But a smash winner helps the Brit set up a game point, the double break being cemented on a forehand error from Rola. The Slovenian will serve to stay in this second set after the change of ends.

  11. - Murray 6-1 4-0 Rola. BREAK. The Slovenian has Murray on the run and steps up court to thump a forehand down the line. But he goes for a little too much and nets the ball instead to hand Murray another break point. The Brit nets his second-serve return but breaks at the second attempt a few points later when Rola goes long with a forehand down the centre of the court.

  12. - Murray 6-1 3-0 Rola. Despite dropping the first point of the game, Murray races through the hold to consolidate the break. An ace gets the Brit back on level terms on the second point before another couple of big serves and them a forehand winner seal the game comfortably.

  13. - Murray 6-1 2-0 Rola. BREAK. The perfect start to the second set for Murray as he grabs a break straight away to further enforce his dominance in this clash. Rola goes long with a forehand, again struggling to keep pace with the Murray weight of shot, and the Brit is firmly in control.

  14. - Murray 6-1 1-0 Rola. Murray slaps down a double fault, only his second of the tournament, to grant Rola an early break point in this second set. He saves it with an ace but is then forced to replay the next point when a ball pops out of his pocket in the midst of a baseline exchange with the Slovenian. Murray wins the replay though before quickly wrapping up the game. Rola is getting chances, he just can't take advantage of them so far.

  15. - Murray 6-1 Rola. SET. The Slovenian goes long with a forehand down the middle of the court to hand Murray another break point. This one is also a set point too. Rola gets Murray on the run for almost the first time in the match, firing down a smash winner to deny the Brit, but Murray is quick to earn himself a second chance with a blistering running backhand down the line. The Brit's backhand return goes wide across court but Murray does wrap up the set at the third attempt when Rola can only net a backhand off a low cross court forehand from the Brit. First set Murray in 28 minutes.

  16. - Murray 5-1 Rola. An emphatic service game from Murray cements the double break. A couple of service winners bring up triple game point while Rola hands his opponent the love hold with a forehand lob attempt that drifts long. The Slovenian, now, will have to serve to keep this opening set alive.

  17. - Murray 4-1 Rola. BREAK. Murray is annoyed with himself as he nets a backhand return at 0-30 up. He quickly makes amends though with a beautifully delicate cross court forehand drop shot on the angle, following it up with an inch-perfect backhand lob that he lands right on the sideline. Two more break points. Once again though, the Brit only needs the one as he rattles another forehand winner across court to secure the double break.

  18. - Murray 3-1 Rola. Murray goes long with a fairly routine forehand to gift Rola a break back point. An ace saves it for the Brit though before he wrong-foots Rola on the baseline and thumps down a body-serve to extinguish the danger. The Slovenian barely had time to register the break point before Murray had closed the door there!

  19. - Murray 2-1 Rola. The world number 92 shows what he is capable of by swotting away a sliced Murray backhand with an inside out forehand across court that fizzes away for a winner. From there it's a fairly easy hold for Rola to get his side of the scoreboard ticking over, albeit slightly belatedly.

  20. - Murray 2-0 Rola. Murray, struggling a little bit with his serve in the sun early on, is pushed to deuce by Rola but produces an ace at deuce to get himself out of trouble. A netted backhand from Rola then ends the game in Murray's favour and that consolidates the break for the Brit.

  21. - Murray 1-0 Rola. BREAK. Murray immediately makes his presence felt, biding his time in trading baseline blows with Rola stepping up the court and flicking a cross court backhand winner away to bring up two break points. The Brit only needs the one though as Rola goes for too much on an inside out forehand and sends the ball long.

  22. - It's a sunny day in SW19 with temperatures currently hovering around the 18 degrees mark, although it is pretty humid so no doubt feels considerably warmer on court.

  23. - The players are just about ready to go and it will be Rola to get the clash underway by serving first. The Slovenian won the toss and opted to open the match, leaving Murray free to choose the side he wanted to start on.

  24. - This is what he had to say about the clash: "When I saw the draw, when I saw that potentially I could play the second round against Andy, my motivation was off the charts."

  25. - Wimbledon is Rola's third senior tournament on grass, having only joined the tour full-time last year. Prior to that the 23-year-old enjoyed a pretty successful time in the American collegiate tennis system.

  26. - Here are third seed Murray's thoughts on the match: "I don't know loads about him but I watched him play at the French Open. James Ward played him in the last round of qualifying there so I know a bit about him. He hasn't been on tour too long. I'll watch a little bit of video of him and get a better idea of his game."

  27. - Murray eased through the first round against Belgian David Goffin on Centre Court but has been moved out to Court 1 for today's clash with the little known Slovenian, who is ranked 92 in the world.

  28. - Hello and welcome to LIVE coverage from defending champion Andy Murray's second round match against Slovenia's Blaz Rola.

Andy Murray

Nationality GBR
Date of Birth 15/05/1987
Height 1.9 m
Weight 84 kg

Blaž Rola

Nationality SLO
Date of Birth 05/10/1990
Height 1.93 m
Weight 79 kg