Wimbledon 2011: Andy Murray beats Daniel Gimeno-Traver

Written by: Biswajeet Panda
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London, Jun 21: Andy Murray, playing on his home turf, survived a scare to move into the second round of Wimbledon 2011. He beat Spain's Daniel Gimeno-Traver 4-6, 6-3, 6-0, 6-0. The match was played under the Centre Court roof, as heavy torrential rains threatened to wash off the game.

In his second experience of playing under the roof, Murray who is also the British number one in Men's Singles Tennis, appeared a bit uncomfortable at the start bot gradually gathered his composure and decimated the Spaniard in the final sets.

Murray, showed tremendous resilience to claw back into the game after being initially pushed back to the wall by some impressive tennis from Gimeno-Traver. Ths Spaniard went for his shots from the outset and forced Murray into a series of errors and broke to take a 5-4 lead and then kept his cool to serve out the set.

In the break, Murray simply maintained an emotionless face and once the game got underway again he began to unveil his full array of shots to get the Spaniard off balance. After winning the second set 6-3, he blanked Gimeno-Traver in the next sets to win them 6-0 each.

Bidding to become the first British player since Fred Perry in 1936 to lift the title, Murray was effusive in his praise for the Spaniards game. He said, "He fought very well but I managed to hang in there. Once I got ahead I was able to relax."

And added, "It was tough. I learnt a few things out there. He was playing well and hitting the ball so cleanly at the start that I was on the back foot. It is different playing under the roof. It's only the second match of my life I've played on an indoor grass court."

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