Andy Murray is through to the fourth round of the Australian Open after beating Michael Llodra of France 6-4, 6-2, 6-0 on Saturday.

Murray, aiming to win his first Grand Slam title, was overpowering and rarely threatened by the unseeded Llodra in an entertaining 1-hour, 49-minute match on Hisense Arena.

Murray lost last year's final to Novak Djokovic, and could meet the top-ranked Serbian player in the semifinals.

Before that, he meets Mikhail Kukushkin in the fourth round and has a potential quarterfinal against 2008 runnerup Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.


- AP