Prince William and Catherine, the duchess of Cambridge, watch the match between Andy Murray and Richard Gasquet (Clive Mason / GETTY IMAGES)

Andy Murray of Great Britain got a bit of a break — playing an early match on Centre Court before temperatures heated up at Wimbledon.

On the other hand, he had the pressure of playing before Prince William and Catherine, the duchess of Cambridge, who happened to be looking on from the Royal Box. (There was, sadly, no sign of Pippa.)

Murray, unfazed, advanced to the quarterfinals with a 7-6 (7-3), 6-3, 6-2 victory over Richard Gasquet of France.

“I served well. It was very quick out there and I got a lot of free points because of it,” Murray said. “I made quite a lot of good passing shots in the end and I did well to come through. I still need to improve and there are the best players in the world still out there.

Novak Djokovic, the No. 2 seed from Serbia, early beat Michael Llodra, the 19th seed from France, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3.

In other men’s matches today — and there’s a full slate of both men’s and women’s matches — Mardy Fish, the 10th seed from the U.S. plays Tomas Berdych, sixth seed from the Czech Republic. Roger Federer, the third seed from Switzerland, plays Mikhail Youzhny, the 18th seed from Russia.

The No. 1 men’s seed, Rafael Nadal, plays Juan Martin Del Potro, the 24th seed from Argentina.


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