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Sir Andy Murray admitted he had to dig deep as the below-par World No.1 beat Illya Marchenko to reach the Australian Open second round.

Murray shouted "wake up!" during one of many frustrating moments on Rod Laver Arena but a dozy display proved sufficient as the Scot sealed a 7-5 7-6 (7-5) 6-2 victory.

He will now face Russian teenager Andrey Rublev, the World No.152 who had earlier registered a surprise win over Yen-Hsun Lu.

"I don't think it was the best match, to be honest," said 29-year-old Murray. "I didn't serve that well. So you end up having to work really hard on a lot of your service games when it's like that. It just was tough."

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