Updated: 08/08/2012 22:46 | By pa.press.net

Murray eases through in Toronto



Great Britain's Andy Murray eased into the next round in Toronto

Great Britain's Andy Murray eased into the next round in Toronto

Andy Murray is through to the third round of the Rogers Cup in Toronto after a comfortable 6-1 6-3 victory over Flavio Cipolla.

Buoyed by his gold medal triumph at the Olympic Games the world number four dominated from start to finish against his Italian opponent, ranked 93 places lower in the ATP world rankings, to wrap up the win in one hour and 21 minutes.

The 25-year-old will now meet 16th seed and local hero Milos Raonic for a place in the quarter-finals.

Murray needed just one hour and 21 minutes to beat the Roman with the first set lasting half an hour thanks to two breaks of serve.

Cipolla beat Estonian Jurgen Zopp in the first round, but looked second best throughout against Murray, who was given a bye.

Murray fired three aces and seven winners as Cipolla struggled to keep pace with the Scot, who found great success coming forward as well as from the back of the court.

The trainer was required with Murray having knee trouble and Cipolla briefly took advantage by forcing the Brit to charge around the court.

Murray was unable to maintain the intensity which he could in the first and Cipolla faired better although the Scot's break in the fifth game proved decisive as he held on to register the win.

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