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Regal Murray hurries into round two

Britain Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon, England - 30/6/16 Great Britain's Andy Murray in action against Chinese Taipei's Yen-Hsun Lu REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge
Britain Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon, England - 30/6/16 Great Britain's Andy Murray in action against Chinese Taipei's Yen-Hsun Lu REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge

LONDON (Reuters) - Andy Murray produced the kind of imperious form that has propelled him into two grand slam finals this year as he beat Taiwan's Lu Yen-hsun 6-3 6-2 6-1 in the Wimbledon second round on Thursday.

Lu, the son of a chicken farmer, ruffled a few feathers on Centre Court when he jumped out to a 2-0 lead before extending it to 3-1 in the opening set. However, once Murray had levelled for 3-3, it did not take him long to clip his rival's wings.

From 3-2 up in the second set, Murray won seven games on the trot as Lu struggled to find a way to keep pace with Murray's potent groundstrokes.

A Lu double fault on match point allowed Murray to hurry off court for a royal audience with the Duchess of Cornwall.

(Reporting by Pritha Sarkar, editing by Ed Osmond)

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