Andy Murray hardly broke sweat as the British number one strolled into the Wimbledon third round with a straight-sets victory over Robin Haase.
Murray was left unsatisfied by his battling first-round win over Mikhail Kukushkin on Tuesday but this was a near-faultless performance from the Scot, who cruised through 6-1 6-1 6-4.
Italian Andreas Seppi or Croatia’s talented 18-year-old Borna Coric now await in round three as Murray continues his bid for a second title at the All England Club.
Andy Murray made an excellent start to his Wimbledon second round match against Robin Haase as the British number one broke three times to win the first set 6-1.
Haase, ranked 78th in the world, has lost the last four meetings between the pair but the Dutchman pushed Murray to his physical limits in an exhausting battle at last year’s US Open and took him to five sets at the same tournament in 2011.
There was little sign of a similar marathon unfolding early on here, however, as Murray stamped his mark on the match with some brilliant shot-making on Court One.
A long forehand gave the Scot an early break in the third game before an instinctive backhand pass and a beautifully placed lob secured a second break and a 4-1 lead.
Haase was simply unable to keep up with his opponent, as another forehand long allowed Murray to seal the set with a third break in just 19 minutes.
Murray eased to the second set, claiming it 6-1 in what is most likely to be his most straightforward set of the Championships.
Outclassed for the best part of 50 minutes, Haase threw caution to the wind at the start of the third set, unleashing a thundering forehand winner, which was greeted with raptures of encouragement from his box.
The more aggressive approach paid dividends during a short spell of parity, but for every winner from Haase there was also an unforced error and Murray soon capitalised in the seventh game with another break.
Haase continued to blast away until the end but Murray was more than able to keep up as a thumping backhand of his own sealed a comfortable victory in one hour and 28 minutes.