Murray edges resilient Karlovic
Andy Murray was made to battle hard to book his place in the third round of Wimbledon by beating the Czech Ivo Karlovic.
The 25-year-old managed to cope with his opponent's strong serve throughout much of the encounter, as the Scot edged the first set. Murray had beaten Karlovic, who stands at 6ft 10ins, on their three previous encounters but this was the first time the pair had met on grass. Having narrowly lost the second set, Murray eventually managed to go on and win the contest 7-5 6-7 (7-5) 6-2 7-6 (7-4) and the British hope was pleased to progress. He said: "It's so challenging getting into a rhythm against a guy like that. Tie-breaks can be a lottery against him, you need to get your racquet on the returns and hope he makes a mistake. "I thought I returned well today, I didn't get aced too many times today, and I tried to make him play as many shots as possible. "I was hitting the ball fairly cleanly on my forehand and I came up with some good passing shots at the right time, and that got me through it."