Andy Murray has defeated Robin Hasse of Netherlands in the first round of the Australian Open 2013. Murray won the match easily in the straight sets by 6-3, 6-1, 6-1. It was a flawless performance by the Olympic gold medallist.

This was the third match between these two players. Out of the last two matches, both the players had won one each.

Murray came into the match with all guns blazing. He looked in terrific touch and won five out of the first six games in the opening set with the help of two breakthroughs.

Hasse held his service in the 7th game and then, broke Murray’s service in the next game to reduce the lead to 3-5, but, that was not sufficient to make up for the damage which was done by Murray in the earlier parts of the set. The Scot got another breakthrough in the ninth game and wrapped up the set in style.

In the second set, the first couple of games went with the serve, but, after that, it was all about Murray. He didn’t let Hasse win any more game in the second set. The British superstar sealed the second set by winning the last five games on the trot.

Murray started well in the third and final set as well. He got a couple of breakthroughs to take a lead of 4-1. Although, he dropped his serve in the sixth game but, that was not going to make any difference. He latched on another break point that he got in the ninth game and finished off the match by winning the final set by 6-3.

In the next round, Murray will take on Joao Sousa of Portugal who made his way into the second round with the help of an easy victory over the local boy John-Patrick Smith.