Result: Andy Murray breezes into round three

Result: Murray breezes into round three
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Andy Murray eases through to round three of the Australian Open with a routine victory over world number 100 Joao Sousa.

Andy Murray has booked a place in round three of the Australian Open today with a comfortable straight-sets victory over Joao Sousa.

Murray quickly broke his opponent's serve with a punishing baseline assault. Sousa tried to respond but the world number 100 dropped the first set 6-2 in just 33 minutes.

The second set followed a similar pattern, with Murray showing aggression in the early stages to overwhelm his Portuguese adversary.

Murray repeated the trick with a break in the opening game of the third before cruising home to complete a straight-sets win 6-2 6-2 6-3 in just under 90 minutes.

The Scot will play Lithuanian qualifier Ricardas Berankis in the third round after he upset 25th seed Florian Mayer earlier today.

Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis celebrates his second round victory over Florian Mayer on January 17, 2013
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