Murray through to Aussie Open 3rd round

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 16, 2014 at 7:03 am •  Published: January 16, 2014
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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Three-time Australian Open finalist Andy Murray won the last 23 consecutive points to come from 5-1 down in the third set for a 6-2, 6-2, 7-5 second-round win over French qualifier Vincent Millot on Thursday.

Murray, the reigning Wimbledon champion, has never lost an ATP-level match to a player ranked outside the top 200. Millot is ranked No. 267 and was playing in just his third Grand Slam event.

Murray was the finalist at Melbourne Park in 2010, 2011 and 2013, losing to Novak Djokovic twice and Roger Federer once.

He is playing his first tournament since minor back surgery in September.