Andy Murray
Andy Murray maintains his winning momentum on home soil as he looks to clinch his third Grand Slam title.Getty Images

Defending champion Andy Murray will take on Roberto Bautista Agut in the third round of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at the Centre Court, All England Club, London, on Friday.

Where to Watch Live

The match is scheduled to begin at 5:30pm BST. Live coverage is on BBC Two and BBC Two HD. Radio commentary of the game is on BBC Radio 5 Live. Live scores, regular updates, radio commentary and the live streaming link will be available on Wimbledon's official website.


Murray has enjoyed a comfortable run at the All England Club so far. After convincingly crushing David Goffin in straight sets in the first round, the world no 5 brushed aside Blaz Rola in a similar manner in the previous round on Wednesday.

The clash between the home favourite and the 23-year-old Slovenian on the No. 1 Court lasted only 84 minutes as the 27-year-old triumphed, 6-1, 6-1, 6-0, securing his ninth straight victory at the English capital.

Meanwhile, Bautista Agut's clash against Jan Hernych lasted 144 minutes and needed four sets to decide the outcome. The Spaniard clinched the first set, 7-5, only to fall, 4-6, in the second one.

He wasted little time in bouncing back in the subsequent sets winning, 6-2, 6-2, to oust his Czech Republican opponent.

In the build up to this Grand Slam event, the 26-year-old travelled to London with the maiden ATP title of his career after winning the Top Shelf Open at the 's-Hertogenbosch Open in Netherlands.

Bautista Agut will be keen on looking to deliver a killer blow to Murray's hopes of retaining his crown but the Scot will undoubtedly be the favourite to progress into the next round.

The winner of this match is set to face the winner between Kevin Anderson and Fabio Fognini in the pre-quarterfinals.


Murray and Bautista Agut have never been on the opposite sides of the net and the clash at the All England club will be their first.

What They Say

Andy Murray: "He's a very good player. He won the tournament [Top Shelf Open, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands] last week on the grass. He doesn't play like a lot of the Spanish guys. He plays very flat [with] not much topspin. The grass courts suit his game pretty well. It will be a step up for sure. He's improving all the time."

Roberto Bautista Agut: "I had the opportunity to practise with him in Valencia before Madrid [Masters] because he came earlier to practise on clay. We had a few chances to practise together and we talked about football. We just enjoyed the practise. I'm not scared. I will try to play my game. I am winning a lot of matches. I will try to be aggressive and I will try to enjoy playing with Andy here on grass. I feel good playing from the baseline. I have good returns. I feel well physically. I feel good on the long matches."