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Gamewatch: Murray v Roddick
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Wimbledon third round result:

A Murray GB v A RODDICK US 3

7-6 (7-4) 6-4 6-4


By Sophie Brown

Third set:

Murray 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 6-4 Roddick
It's all over! Murray completes an awesome display by sealing victory on his second match point. Roddick saves the first with a superb crunching forehand but Murray makes no mistake second time around and completes victory to rapturous applause.

He is now into the second week and fourth round for the first time and there is a nice touch as he spends nearly 10 minutes signing autographs for fans before finally leaving Centre Court.

At least British sport has one win to celebrate today....

Murray 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 5-4 Roddick
The crowd are loving it as Murray wins his service game to love - and now Roddick must hold his serve to stay in the match.

Murray 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 4-4 Roddick
What a battle that was. A series of deuces, a couple of brilliant returns by Murray and two booming aces by Roddick - his 19th and 20th of the match. In the end though Roddick finally holds his serve to level the set.

Murray 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 4-3 Roddick
Murray's confidence knows no bounds. He goes 15-30 behind but hits back and then demands a towel from a ballboy. He then serves out the game to move within two games of a notable victory.

Murray 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 3-3 Roddick
Murray is undaunted by losing his serve and hits back immediately. He takes a 30-0 lead and although Roddick pulls a point back with a smash, he wins the next point and then takes the game as Roddick hits the ball out.

Murray 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 2-3 Roddick
A loose backhand from Murray gives Roddick his 12th break point of the match - finally he converts one, working Murray around the court before hitting a forehand up the line to earn the break.

Murray 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 2-2 Roddick
Just as Roddick was dictating in the first set so Murray is doing so now and a lovely lob gives him a break point. But Roddick pulls out three big serves to hold.

Murray 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 2-1 Roddick
Another straightforward hold for Murray. More thrashing the air with his racquet from Roddick.

Murray 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 1-1 Roddick
Roddick again flirts with danger, going 0-30 down. But the American goes on to hold.

Murray 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 1-0 Roddick
The crowd start a Mexican wave as Roddick disappears for a bathroom break. But when he returns, Murray picks up where he left off in the previous set, clinching his first service game in the third set with a beautiful lob.

Second set:

Murray 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 Roddick
Some magical play from Murray takes him to 15-40 and two set points. He gets chances to pass on both but misses both. However, he gets another chance and it's third time lucky as he drives a backhand pass down the line past a stranded Roddick. Who cares about the football, Murray is leading Roddick by two sets!

Murray 7-6 (7-4) 5-4 Roddick
A Murray shot that clips the baseline is called out but the umpire overrules and orders the point to be replayed. Murray feels he should be given the point and there's a bit of scowling going on, and his mood is not improved when he goes 15-40 down. But once again he comes up with the goods, saving the second with a cross-court winner that even Roddick applauds. Judy Murray pumps her fists in the players' box as her son moves 5-4 ahead in the set.

Murray 7-6 (7-4) 4-4 Roddick
Roddick is living dangerously. He throws his racquet up into the air in disgust as he goes 15-40 down. But he finds some big serves when he needs them and manages to win the game.

"Murray has risen to the occasion and it's now Roddick walking the tightrope. Murrary's got a great chance to win this match."
BBC summariser John McEnroe

Murray 7-6 (7-4) 4-3 Roddick
Roddick is forever twitching between points - tugging his shirt and touching his cap, which is looking very grubby and sweat-stained. He's rushing to the net too soon and letting Murray pass him. Murray again comes through his serve - he's looking very comfortable out there.

Murray 7-6 (7-4) 3-3 Roddick
Murray is reading the Roddick serve well - the unreturnable serves and aces have dried up a bit. The third seed holds to 30 and lets out a roar to gee himself up.

Murray 7-6 (7-4) 3-2 Roddick
Roddick sets himself up with a break point but cannot convert - that's nine chances to break that have come and gone and the 23-year-old is getting increasingly frustrated.

Murray 7-6 (7-4) 2-2 Roddick
Roddick regains his composure to hold comfortably.

Murray 7-6 (7-4) 2-1 Roddick
Murray wins his service game with a point during which Roddick is convinced the Scot has hit long. He remonstrates with the umpire during the change of ends - there's no doubt the American is rattled.

Murray 7-6 (7-4) 1-1 Roddick
Roddick is furious with himself when he nets a forehand approach to go 15-40 down. That represents Murray's first chances of the match to break, not that he gets much chance to enjoy them as Roddick rattles off aces number 10 and 11 to save them. He goes on to hold, sweat dripping off his cap with the effort spent.

Murray 7-6 (7-4) 1-0 Roddick
Murray continues the momentum of the first set with a love service game.

First set:

Murray 7-6 (7-4) Roddick
England might be out but Scotland are flying high as Murray claims the first set on the tie-break. Roddick blasts wide at 4-6 and it's first blood to Murray. It's a set Roddick should have won - how will the American respond?

Murray 6-6 Roddick
You get the sense that the crowd's attention is not fully on the match as there's a little bit of a buzz around Centre Court. Is Murray unsettled by it - either way, he soon find himself 15-40 down - two more set points. But the Scot shows no fear as he bravely goes for the lines. It's a tie-break.

Murray 5-6 Roddick
England v Portugal has gone to penalties and the first set looks like it's going to a tie-break shootout as Roddick races through his service game.

Murray 5-5 Roddick
The shadows are falling across Centre Court but it's still pretty sticky out there. Murray makes his fans sweat, too, saving two set points before holding. The Scot has to scramble hard to save one of them and Roddick will be kicking himself for not finishing one of his set points off, dive-volleying wide with an empty court.

Murray 4-5 Roddick
Roddick holds to 15. Murray is not happy about something. He is gesticulating angrily to his support group in the players' box and muttering about something. It seems to be something to do with his racquet.

Murray 4-4 Roddick
More pressure on the Murray serve. He saves two break points at 15-40 down and then another. Roddick is putting him under pressure but the teenager is standing up to the challenge so far.

Murray 3-4 Roddick
Roddick racks up the half-dozen on the ace count - that one's 139mph: not bad considering the balls are due to be changed after this game so will be as slow as they get.

Murray 3-3 Roddick
Having cruised through his first two service games, Murray struggles a bit to hold. He has to face a break point but comes up with a good serve to avert the danger. A mobile phone trinkles - probably someone telling their mate that it's extra time in the England v Portugal game - forcing the umpire to remind the crowd to switch off their phones.

Murray 2-3 Roddick
Roddick holds to 15. The game ends when the players swap styles - baseliner Murray rushes to the net and is passed by serve-and-volleyer Roddick.

Murray 2-2 Roddick
Murray is settling in well - it's another quickfire game from the 19-year-old, who is still yet to drop a point on serve.

Murray 1-2 Roddick
The first nine points of the match have gone with serve. Murray breaks the trend with a great passing shot. But that's the only point Roddick drops - he finishes the game with a 142mph ace.

Murray 1-1 Roddick
Anything you can do... Murray doesn't drop a point on his first service game - and throws in an ace for good measure.

Murray 0-1 Roddick
Roddick blasts into the match with an ace. The first game takes less than a minute, Murray doing well to even get his racquet on the ball.

1740 BST: There's a big reception for the players as they walk onto Centre Court. Murray looks calm as he has a last twiddle with his Ipod before taking it off and beginning the warm-up.

There may be other sporting attractions taking place at the moment but Centre Court is pretty full.

"If Murray can stay with Roddick early on, he has a chance."
BBC Sport summariser John Lloyd

Andy Murray, Britain's sole survivor in the singles draw, is aiming to reach the second week of Wimbledon for the first time but he faces a tough task against third seed Andy Roddick.

Big-serving Roddick has been runner-up for the past two years but the American has not been in top form so far this season and lost to Murray in February, the only time the players have previously met.


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