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Andy Murray through at Wimbledon to make it four Brits in third round

By Catherine Wyatt, Press Association

British players at Wimbledon have created a 21st century record as four players got through to the third round.

Andy Murray, Johanna Konta, Heather Watson and Aljaz Bedene won their respective matches on the third day of play at SW19.

The last time four British players made it to the round of 32 was in 1997.

But world number one Murray said British talent should not just limit their sights on making it through the early rounds.

He said: "Aim as high as you can. Like why not try and get five, six players into the quarterfinals of slams? Why not?

"Like, it's better to set the goal as high as possible and fall a little bit short than go, 'Yeah, we're delighted with five or six players in the second or third round of a slam.'

"It's not to say that getting to the third round isn't good, but some of the players, like Kyle and Heather and Jo, they're capable of doing more than that.

"So let's aim to try and go further."

It is also the best showing for British women at Wimbledon in more than 30 years.

The last time two British women made it to the third round was in 1986.

On a scorching hot day at the All England Club, defending champion Murray beat Germany's Dustin Brown 6-3 6-2 6-2 watched by Pippa and James Middleton on Centre Court.

The Duchess of Cambridge's siblings were joined in the Royal Box by Labour deputy leader Tom Watson, Sir Martin Sorrell, chief executive of advertising giant WPP, and Labour peer Baroness Margaret Ford.

Konta had a scare when her match against Croatia's Donna Vekic ran to a tight third set but she came through 7-6, 4-6, 10-8.

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