Andy Murray
Andy Murray is sure to face sterner tests than the one he received from Robin Haase on Court OneGetty

Andy Murray has progressed through to round three at Wimbledon in excellent fashion following a ruthless straight sets victory over Robin Haase.

The British number one was a constant menace on his opponent's serve, taking six of eight available break points en route to a wholly comfortably 6-1, 6-1, 6-4 win in just 87 minutes.

Haase, currently ranked 78th in the world, was sluggish and under par from the off. He showed signs of improvement in the third set, but left it far too late to avoid anything other than an emphatic defeat.

After the win, Murray declared himself content and felt he built upon his performance against Mikhail Kukushkin.

He told BBC Sport: "I started the match off very well and Robin was slow in the beginning. He played better tennis in the middle of the second set and in the third it was the match I was expecting with some longer rallies.

"There are still nerves throughout the match, that is good for me because I like it when I am nervous. I feel I give more attention when I am that way. I am very happy with the way I played. I felt there were things I could do better in the first round but today I did things much better. I felt like I dictated the baseline rallies."

There was more success for the home contingent on Court Two, where James Ward continued his great run with a four-set triumph against Jiri Vesely.

Ward, who had never been past the first round at a grand slam event before beating David Ferrer's replacement Luca Vanni on 30 June, raced into a two-set lead before dropping the third against his Czech opponent.

He quickly recovered, however, taking the contest 6-2, 7-6, 3-6, 6-3 to the delight of the home crowd.

"A lot of people can get off my back now," the 28-year-old said. "The third round of Wimbledon is great, I can't put it into words. The draw has opened up a bit. I have a lot of confidence in myself and a lot of other people do."

Elsewhere on day four, former finalist Sabine Lisicki battled back from an early deficit against Christina McHale to advance 2-6, 7-5, 6-1.