Found January 14, 2013 on Tennis Panorama :
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By Jaclyn Stacey (January 15, 2013) MELBOURNE PARK, Australia – Olympic gold medalist and US Open champion Andy Murray won through to the second round of Australian Open 2013 following a clinical display of tennis in disposing of Dutchman Robin Haase in straight sets 6-3, 6-1, 6-3.   “I did a good job of that today” said Murray.  “It’s always nice to get through the first round of any tournament, but especially here.”   Murray, one of five Grand Slam champions in the main draw, proved to be too good for Haase throughout the one hour and 37 minute encounter using his variety of shots to dominate play. Haase attempted to make a dent in Murray’s game by hitting the ball harder and coming in to the net more but it was to no avail, Murray showcasing just why he is ranked number three in the world.   Coming into the match the players were squared at one all in their head-to-head with their previous meeting coming at the 2011 US Open in which Murray fought from two sets down to overcome Ha...
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