Murray demolishes Groth, enters Oz Open third round

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Johannesburg, Jan.21 (ANI): World number two Andy Murray swept aside big-serving Sam Groth in straight sets to advance to the third round of the Australian Open on Thursday.

The 28-year-old Scottish player outclassed the Australian player 6-0, 6-4, 6-1 in the second round contest that lasted for about one and a half hour.

Talking about his performance, Murray said that Groth didn’t start off the match serving so well that eventually helped him in claiming the victory, Sport24 reported.

Labeling Groth as `quite different`, the second-seeded revealed that the game became much tougher when the former managed to pick up the match in the second set.

With the win, Murray has now set up a third-round clash with Joao Sousa of Portugal.

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Earlier, Murray had declared that he would not hesitate to pull out from the Australian Open even in the middle of the even if his wife Kim Sears goes into labour.(ANI)

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