Australian Open: Andy Murray reaches third round

Andy Murray disposed of Vincent Millot in straight sets. Pic: AP
Andy Murray disposed of Vincent Millot in straight sets. Pic: AP
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Andy Murray is into the third round of the Australian Open after a 6-2, 6-2, 7-5 victory over qualifier Vincent Millot.

The Scot cruised through the opening two sets against the Frenchman, breaking the world No.267 five times to set up a commanding lead.

Murray, however, let his level slip in the third set, despite Millot requiring a medical time-out for a calf injury. Millot broke Murray twice in quick succession to race into a 5-1 lead, before the reigning Wimbledon champion buckled down and won six games on the spin to take the set 7-5.

Murray, seeded fourth in the tournament, will face 26th seed Feliciano Lopez on Saturday in the third round after the Spaniard defeated Michael Berrer earlier today.