Murray, Ferrer move on at Wimbledon

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Updated: June 28, 2013

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Andy Murray and David Ferrer were winners Friday at Wimbledon.

The second-seeded Murray topped 32nd-seeded Spaniard Tommy Robredo, 6-2, 6-4, 7-5, under the closed roof on Centre Court to advance to the fourth round.

Murray extended his winning streak on grass to 14 matches. The 26-year-old was last year’s Wimbledon runner-up to Roger Federer and then beat the Swiss great in last year’s Olympic gold-medal match at the All England Club.

Federer, of course, was stunned in the second round on Wednesday. The player who authored the upset, Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky, wound up not sticking around much longer. Stakhovsky, ranked 116th in the world, lost 6-2, 2-6, 7-5, 6-3 to Austrian Jurgen Melzer.

Pole Jerzy Janowicz, the 24th seed, advanced to the round of 16 at a Grand Slam for the first time after posting a 7-6 (8-6), 6-3, 6-4 win over 15th- seeded Spaniard Nicolas Almagro.

The second round was completed Friday, with Ferrer highlighting the winners.

The fourth-seeded Ferrer overcame Roberto Bautista Agut, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 7-5 in just the 10th all-Spanish bout at the All England Club and first since 2009.

The match was originally scheduled for Thursday, but it was one five pushed back due to rain.

Ferrer, the runner-up at the French Open earlier this month, will next face 26th-seeded Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov, who cruised past Colombia’s Santiago Giraldo, 6-4, 7-5, 6-3.

Also advancing to the third round were 13th-seeded German Tommy Haas, 28th- seeded Frenchman Jeremy Chardy and Slovenia’s Grega Zemlja. Haas dismissed qualifier Jimmy Wang of Chinese Taipei, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5, Chardy battled past German Jan-Lennard Struff, 6-2, 5-7, 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-4), and Zemlja outlasted 29th-seeded Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 6-4, 11-9. Chardy will next face No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic.

FRIDAY’S THIRD ROUND MATCHES

Andy Murray (2) def. Tommy Robredo (32), 6-2, 6-4, 7-5
Jerzy Janowicz (24) def. Nicolas Almagro (15), 7-6 (8-6), 6-3, 6-4
Mikhail Youzhny (20) vs. Viktor Troicki
Juan Monaco (22) vs. Kenny De Schepper
Benoit Paire (25) vs. Lukasz Kubot
Adrian Mannarino leads Dustin Brown, 6-4, 5-2
Jurgen Melzer def. Sergiy Stakhovsky, 6-2, 2-6, 7-5, 6-3
Ernests Gulbis vs. Fernando Verdasco

FRIDAY’S SECOND ROUND MATCHES

David Ferrer (4) def. Roberto Bautista Agut, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 7-5
Tommy Haas (13) def. Jimmy Wang, 6-3, 6-2, 7-5
Alexandr Dolgopolov (26) def. Santiago Giraldo, 6-4, 7-5, 6-3
Jeremy Chardy (28) def. Jan-Lennard Struff, 6-2, 5-7, 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-4)
Grega Zemlja def. Grigor Dimitrov (29), 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 6-4, 11-9