Wimbledon 2013: Laura Robson v Kaia Kanepi followed by Andy Murray v Mikhail Youzhny - LIVE! - Live coverage - The Independent

Wimbledon 2013: Laura Robson v Kaia Kanepi followed by Andy Murray v Mikhail Youzhny - LIVE!

By Jack de Menezes
by Jack de Menezes on Jul 1, 2013 at 11:50 AM

Welcome to The Independent's live coverage of Magic Monday at Wimbledon as the last-32 get's underway with Laura Robson first on Court One as she takes on Kaia Kanepi, which will be followed by Andy Murray's match on Centre Court against Mikhail Youzhny as the pair attempt to reach the quarter-finals.

  • Andy Murray v Mikhail Youzhny Final Score: 6-4 7-6 6-1
    • Murray through to quarter-final with straight-sets victory over Youzhny of Russia
    • Laura Robson knocked out by Kaia Kanepi 7-6 7-5
    • Serena Williams knocked-out by young German Sabine Lisicki
    7/1/2013 5:14:59 PM
  • Murray v Youzhny*: 1-0; 5-6
    To call that shot a lob is an understatement. Murray launches the ball upwards, and somehow, it lands in much to Youzhny's disbelief. The Russian drills the next on across Murray, and though he chases the ball down, he returns into the net. He takes the next point though as he loops it past the Russian and then levels to deuce when Youzhny hits wide and long. Set-point for Murray when another Youzhny shot is ruled out, but he hits a winner. Murray challenges but also pulls up holding his back. He's definitely in some discomfort there, and Youzhny takes the next two points to hold. Huge concern in the crowd as he grabbed his side, but he sits down seemingly fine at the changeover.
    7/1/2013 4:23:39 PM
  • *Murray v Youzhny: 1-0; 6-6
    Murray gets his opponent running with some well placed strokes, and he fires in another serve that Youzhny can't return. Another ace takes him to 40-15, and he repeats to take the set to a tie-break.
    7/1/2013 4:26:37 PM
  • Murray v Youzhny: 2-0; 0-0
    Another ace takes Murray to 2-1 after his serve, but Youzhny responds to win both points on his serve. Then, unbelievably, Murray double-faults, with the second serve at just 65 mph, and he takes his frustration out in smashing home the winner in the next point. Youzhny responds again, with his first ace of the game, but Murray wins a point against the serve with a perfectly hit drop-shot that has the Russian sliding into the net. Murray serves and volleys to level things at 5-5, and Youzhny hits wide to hand Murray the lead. Wow! Murray returns a blinder and takes the set.
    7/1/2013 4:36:07 PM
  • Murray celebrates taking the second set in a tie-break

    7/1/2013 4:38:53 PM
  • Slight delay here as Youzhny is receiving treatment for a shoulder injury. Don't let the scoreline fool you: Youznhy could and should have one that set, and he is definitely posing Murray his strongest test of the tournament so far. The Russian is now down on the floor receiving extensive treatment, and you have to wonder if he will go on much longer after going 2 sets down.
    7/1/2013 4:41:07 PM
  • Commendable comeback from Murray though, he looked out of that set and looked very lethargic midway through. Youzhny looks in a fair bit of pain right now.
    7/1/2013 4:42:48 PM
  • He's back up though, and heads straight out on court, so we will continue. Murray to start the third set.
    7/1/2013 4:44:16 PM
  • Ryder Cup winner Ian Poulter is in the Royal Box today, having popped up on the grid at yesterday's British Grand Prix. A hard life being Ian Poulter.

    7/1/2013 4:45:19 PM
  • *Murray v Youzhny: 2-0; 1-0
    Was it all a smoke-screen? Youzhny battles to a break-point, but Murray just stays in the game when he forces Youzhny to hit low into the net. Murray challenges in vain to try and take the game, but he follows up by hitting into the net to give Youzhny another break-point, and Hawkeye shows that Youzhny's shot was out, but Murray doesn't challenge that one. The chance goes begging anyway after another Murray ace, followed by his 13th ace of the match, and he holds serve after a nervy few minutes.
    7/1/2013 4:51:45 PM
  • Murray v Youzhny*: 2-0; 2-0
    Murray bursts out of the blocks to 0-40, and with three break-points, surely Youzhny is slipping out of Wimbledon. Murray needs just one chance to break his opponents serve to take a commanding lead.
    7/1/2013 4:55:01 PM
  • *Murray v Youzhny: 2-0; 3-0
    The world No 2 starts with yet another ace, but there's a bit of life coming from Youzhny as smashes a lovely return that Murray can't deal with. But he then tires again and a lazy shot sees him return Murray's second serve out wide.
    7/1/2013 4:57:17 PM
  • Murray v Youzhny*: 2-0; 3-1
    Another lucky deflection off the net gives Youzhny a 40-0 lead, and he sees out the game with a strong forehand down the left. He has not done that enough today, and he'll need to continue like that in every game if he is to get back into the match.

    7/1/2013 5:00:55 PM
  • *Murray v Youzhny: 2-0; 4-1
    Murray starts with his 15th ace, but a good rally ends with Murray hitting a Youzhny drop-shot just wide as he runs into the net. Murray appears to just be going through the phases here, and Youzhny hits long again to put Murray within two games of the quarter-finals.
    7/1/2013 5:03:50 PM
  • Murray v Youzhny*: 2-0; 5-1
    The net finally falls in Murray's favour as he deflects a shot just onto Youzhny's half. Anothe erron when the Russian hits it long and Murray has two break-points. Murray puts up two lobs much to the crowds humour as Youzhny returns both in a fashion similar to the warm-up, but Murray takes the next point to break again and see him serve for the match.
    7/1/2013 5:09:16 PM
  • *Murray v Youzhny: 3-0
    ANDY MURRAY WINS AND IS THROUGH TO THE QUARTER-FINALS: He finishes with a Henman-esque serve-and-volley to win his fourth consecutive straight-sets match. It wasn't his best performance, but he was certainly tested especially in the second set. But he'll be pleased to come through the match having seen off the dangerous Youzhny.
    7/1/2013 5:13:59 PM
  • So 52% of you were right. Laura Robson unfortunately bites the dust despite a creditable performance, and Andy Murray comes through to reach the last eight where he will face Fernando Verdasco.
    7/1/2013 5:16:44 PM
  • Andy Murray celebrates his victory over Mikhail Youzhny in straight-sets 6-4 7-6 6-1

    7/1/2013 5:18:16 PM
  • Well that's all from me today. It's been a long one, with the disappointment of defeat for Laura Robson, the shock loss - and unexpected third-set coverage - of Serena Williams by 23-year-old German Sabine Lisicki, and the triumph for Andy Murray . Join us again when the Brit faces Fernando Verdasco for a place in the semi-finals. Thanks for joining me and see you then!
    7/1/2013 5:21:08 PM
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