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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