This was more like a gentle workout than a Grand Slam match for Andy Murray.
Bidding for his second Wimbledon title in three years, the third-seeded Murray was barely tested Thursday as he swept past an ineffective Robin Haase of the Netherlands 6-1, 6-1, 6-4 on Court 1 to advance to the third round at the All England Club.
It took Murray only 1 hour, 27 minutes to dispatch the 28th-ranked Haase, who beat him on a hard court in Rotterdam in 2008 but never mounted a serious challenge Tuesday.
Murray, who became the first homegrown men's champion in 77 years when he won Wimbledon in 2013, is setting himself up for another serious title run this year.
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