Result: Andy Murray imperious against Roberto Bautista Agut

Andy Murray continues the impressive start to his Wimbledon defence by beating 27th-seed Roberto Bautista Agut in straight sets to advance to the fourth round.

Andy Murray continued the convincing start to his Wimbledon defence with a 6-2 6-3 6-2 victory over Roberto Bautista Agut on Centre Court this evening.

Britain's Andy Murray celebrates winning his men's singles third round match against Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut on day five of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on June 27, 2014© Getty Images

The Briton took only 95 minutes to overcome his first seeded opponent at this year's SW19 and has now advanced to the fourth round without having dropped a set.

Murray broke twice in a first set in which he won 100% of his first-serve points, against an opponent who is climbing the world rankings rapidly and won a maiden grass court title in Netherlands last week.

An early break in the second helped the two-time Grand Slam champion consolidate his advantage, and another one gave him a 5-2 lead, which Bautista Agut reduced with his first break of the contest.

Andy Murray of Great Britain plays a forehand return during his Gentlemen's Singles third round match against Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain on day five of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 27,© Getty Images

The Spaniard could not build on this as Murray secured the second set at the fourth opportunity, and this seemed to be a body blow to Bautista Agut, who rolled over in the early stages of the third.

Murray lost only two points in racing 4-0 ahead, and although Bautista Agut got two games on the board in reply to avoid a bagel, the Scot soon wrapped up the match, again at the fourth time of asking.

South African Kevin Anderson, ranked number 18 in the world, awaits Murray in the fourth round.

Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain returns a shot to Jarkko Nieminen of Finland during the BNP Parabas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 11, 2014
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ATP RankingsPoints
1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
16United States Jack Sock2,335
17Pablo Carreno Busta2,305
18Lucas Pouille2,220
19United States John Isner2,110
20United States Sam Querrey2,060