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Last Updated: Tuesday, 21 June, 2005, 11:00 GMT 12:00 UK
Murray cruises to Wimbledon win
Wimbledon first-round result:

A Murray (GB) v G Bastl (Swi)

6-4 6-2 6-2


Game-by-game updates:

Third set:

Murray 6-4 6-2 6-2 Bastl
Bastl looks to have thrown the towel in. Murray plays an exquisite forehand to give himself match point. And, as was the story of the match, a Bastl error gives Murray the point he needs.

Murray 6-4 6-2 5-2 Bastl
Bastl simply cannot handle any rallies consisting of six shots or more. Murray has two breaks points and takes the first, thanks to, yes that is right, another Bastl error.

Murray 6-4 6-2 4-2 Bastl
The difference between Bastl and Murray, is that Murray has a vast array of shots and is very good at improvising. A deft cross-court backhand from the baseline is the highlight of the Scot's service game.

Murray 6-4 6-2 3-2 Bastl
Bastl has his best game of the match, with a number of good powerful serves keeping Murray rooted to the spot. Perhaps Murray is waiting to win the match on his serve?

Murray 6-4 6-2 3-1 Bastl
Murray can sense that a first-round victory is in his sights. Bastl has a higher ranking, but the 30-year-old is playing like a novice.

Murray 6-4 6-2 2-1 Bastl
Bastl is making life easy for Murray. The Scot hardly needs to make any winners to win a game. On this occasion though, the 18-year-old powers into the net to play a forehand down the line and break Bastl again.

Murray 6-4 6-2 1-1 Bastl
Bastl makes his first complaint of the match after thinking a Murray serve was too long. The Scot finds himself at 15-30 after complacency creeps in. But two good serves and another Bastl error hands Murray the game.

Murray 6-4 6-2 0-1 Bastl
Bastl wins the opening point on his serve for only the second time - it is safe to say he will not be winning Wimbledon this year. Murray begins to tease Bastl, playing another superb lob for 30-15. However, the Swiss player shows a bit more fight, although Murray played a sloppy game.

Second set

Murray 6-4 6-2 Bastl
Murray's constant change of tempo and shot selection is confusing and tiring Bastl. Murray is unlucky not to win the game to love. But another Bastl error on the forehand hands Murray the second set.

Murray 6-4 5-2 Bastl
Bastl, yet again, gives away the first point on his service game. He looks a tired man. Murray takes the game to deuce. The 30-year-old just can not win baseline rallies against his younger opponent. A poorly struck backhand gives Murray another break.

Murray 6-4 4-2 Bastl
Murray becomes slightly complacent after racing to a 30-0 lead. Bastl brings the game level, but the Swissman fails to make more of his advatage.

Murray 6-4 3-2 Bastl
It is hard to tell whether Bastl takes some strange satisfaction in playing the first two points of his service game badly. Murray finds himself with two break points, more owing to errors from his Swiss opponent. He takes the second after another Bastl mistake.

Murray 6-4 2-2 Bastl
Murray overcomes the previous game's frustrations by powering his way to another love game, with more sublime serving.

Murray 6-4 1-2 Bastl
Bastl plays a good service game. Not allowing Murray to move off his baseline. Murray shows his disappointment with a couple of poor shots. If he does not win Wimbledon, Murray may get an award for most animated player.

Murray 6-4 1-1 Bastl
Murray is pulled back to deuce despite playing a beautifully disguised lob on the previous point. Murray, however, comes through after his first major test.

Murray 6-4 0-1 Bastl
Murray begins to talk to himself after making a mistake - and that is after having taken a set lead! Bastl rushes a shot at the net which sees the the game pulled back to 40-30. But a good serve gives him the first game of the second set.

First set:

Murray 6-4 Bastl
The teenager shows the crowd he is pumped up for the match with a variety of Henman-like fist gestures. Murray races to 40-0. Two good returns from Bastl makes Murray panic a little. But a heavy second serve flummoxes the Swiss and gives Murray the first set.

Murray 5-4 Bastl
The 18-year-old begins to turn up the heat on the 30-year-old Bastl. An over-hit forehand gives Murray two break points. An ace gives Bastl a lifeline, but the next point and the break is won by Murray after a tantalising baseline rally.

Murray 4-4 Bastl
Murray produces his fourth ace and gives a strong indication to the fact he may be a major force both on grass, and on the hard and clay courts with his good range of ground strokes.

Murray 3-4 Bastl
Murray looks more likely to break first. Bastl is taken to the limit in the game but produces one scintillating shot to hold on to his service game.

Murray 3-3 Bastl
Murray produces his best game of the match so far with two fantastic passing shots followed by an ace. A mistake from Bastl hands Murray another game to love.

Murray 2-3 Bastl
The Swiss player suffers the Wimbledon wobbles. He makes three unforced errors to give Murray three break points. Murray snatches at the chances. Bastl holds on to his serve despite looking slightly edgy.

Murray 2-2 Bastl
Murray plays the best shot of the match so far with a drop-shot from the baseline. He wins his second service game to love.

Murray 1-2 Bastl
Both players are not afraid to mix up their games - coming into the net and staying at the baseline. Bastl also shows he has a big serve by grabbing his second ace. A couple more good serves gives Bastl the game.

Murray 1-1 Bastl
Murray, having seemingly recovered from an ankle injury picked up at Queen's, shows the crowd at Court Two the immense power of his serve. He is taken to 40-30, but an ace gives him his first game.

Murray 0-1 Bastl
Murray wins the toss and elects to receive. Bastl, whose claim to fame is having beaten Pete Sampras at Wimbledon, loses the first point but then has no such problems on his service game.




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