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U.S. Open champion Andy Murray had another easy win at the Australian Open on Thursday, a 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 victory over Joao Sousa of Portugal.
Murray, who ended a 76-year drought by British men in Grand Slam tournaments with his win at Flushing Meadows last year, dropped only seven games in his opening match against Robin Haase of the Netherlands.
On Thursday, the third-seeded Murray didn't allow Sousa a single break point chance in steamy conditions at Melbourne Park.
Standing in the way of a potential second Grand Slam title for Murray is a likely semifinal against No. 2 Roger Federer, who will play his second-round match later Thursday at Rod Laver Arena when the hot daytime temperatures were expected to subside.
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On a sizzling hot day at the Australian Open it was, perhaps, fitting for Andy Murray to be talking about short shorts.
And the weather, of course.
After soaking in an ice bath to cool down, Murray said he was thankful that his match went quickly on Thursday when temperatures reached 41 Celsius - 106 Fahrenheit - and the court felt like a sauna.
''There were very few long...
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