Found January 21, 2012 on Tennis Panorama :
MELBOURNE PARK, Australia – Andy Murray secured a spot in the fourth round of the Ausralian Open on Saturday dominating serve and volley Frenchman Michael Llodra 6-4, 6-2, 6-0. The Scot’s ownership of the Frenchman has extended to 11 match wins in a row and 25 out of the last 26 matches. Murray spoke about his match to media, “Yeah, it was good.  I mean, it was tough for a set and a half.  A tough match.  I mean, he put a lot of pressure on my serve.  He came to the net a lot.  Saved quite a few games where he had breakpoints or 30‑All games. “Once I got up a double break in the second, we played a lot of entertaining rallies, fun points. “My movement was way better than the first two matches.  I moved great tonight.  That’s a good sign for me ’cause when I move well, the rest of my game goes well.  That was the most pleasing thing for me about tonight.   “But, yeah, I mean, I need to keep improving, do things a bit better each round.  Tonight I did a lot of things better, so I lo

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