Flawless Murray hammers Davydenko

Focused: Britain's Andy Murray was in superb form in his opening match.  Picture: Stephen Pond/PA Wire
Focused: Britain's Andy Murray was in superb form in his opening match. Picture: Stephen Pond/PA Wire
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ANDY Murray put on a devastating display of grass-court tennis to hammer Nikolay Davydenko and race into the second round of Wimbledon yesterday evening.

The fourth seed was in rare form and did not make a single unforced error in the first two sets as he breezed past the Russian, a former world number three, 6-1 6-1 6-4 under grey skies on Centre Court.

James Ward joined Murray in the second round after a 4-6 6-0 3-6 6-3 6-3 win against Spain’s Pablo Andujar.

Elena Baltacha, who has been named to the Great Britain Olympic team alongside Anne Keothavong, won 4-6 6-4 6-0 against Italian Karin Knapp in her first round match. Keothavong had a straight sets win (6-3 6-3) over Spain’s Laura Pous-Tio.

However, Laura Robson who will compete in the Olympic Games doubles with Heather Watson, lost 2-6 6-4 6-4 to Italian 24th seed Francesca Schiavone.