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Murray reaches Wimbledon quarters for 10th straight year

Reuters logo Reuters 10-07-2017

Defending champion Andy Murray eased into the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the 10th successive year with a 7-6(1) 6-4 6-4 victory over Benoit Paire on Monday.

Murray was not at his best against Paire and his faltering serve was frequently exploited by the 46th-ranked Frenchman, who caused the Briton trouble without being able to inflict any lasting damage.

He broke Murray twice in a row in the first set, which ended up going to a tiebreak that the top seed won comfortably.

Wimbledon

Wimbledon
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Murray, who came into the championships with a niggling hip injury, still seems occasionally uncomfortable and lacking his usual zip around court.

Wimbledon

Wimbledon
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He had too much guile for Paire, however, and wrapped up his 26th successive win against French opposition in two hours and 21 minutes.

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