Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Murray Win Down under Is Just a Stroll

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Murray Win Down under Is Just a Stroll

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TENNIS Andy Murray was delighted to get past Gilles Simon in straight sets at the Australian Open after a fourthround encounter he admitted 'didn't feel that competitive'.

With Simon struggling physically following his five-set marathon against Gael Monfils at the weekend, the match had a strange feel.

Murray was able to play well within himself, knowing second gear was likely to be enough against an opponent who had little realistic chance of winning.

And the world number three duly completed a 6-3 6-1 6-3 win to move on to a last eight clash with another Frenchman, Jeremy Chardy, whose run in Melbourne continued with a four-set defeat of Andreas Seppi.

"It was tough," said Murray. "A tough situation for both players, more so obviously for him.

"After the first few games it didn't feel that competitive. At this stage of a grand slam you're geed up and prepared for a tough battle.

"That's why it becomes hard because the emotions aren't quite into it. …

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