Andy Murray
Andy Murray cannot afford to take Lu Yen-Hsun lightly. Pictured: Great Britain's Andy Murray in action against Liam Broady on June 28, 2016.Reuters

The Wimbledon 2013 champion Andy Murray faces a tricky second round encounter, against Chinese Taipei's Lu Yen-hsun, on Thursday. Murray has looked in great form in the first two slams of 2016, finishing runners-up, but the Scot will be keen to go one better at SW19.

Murray had an easy outing against his first round opponent Liam Broady, as the second seed emerged victorious 6-2, 6-3, 6-4. Yen-Hsun also looked in good form to reach the second round, after defeating Alexander Kudryavtsev in straight sets 6-4, 6-1, 6-4. So, a close encounter might be possible between the two players, even if it is unlikely.

If Murray has had a good year so far, the Chinese Taipei player is desperate to perform in Wimbledon, and has left no stone unturned in his preparations. Yen-Hsun comes into this Wimbledon with some great performances, even if it might be in the Challenger series. He won competitions in Surbiton and Ilkley, both on grass.

Yen-Hsun used these competitions to get back to fitness -- he was out with an elbow injury for a few months -- ahead of the Wimbledon, and has gathered immense confidence after winning the Challenger tournaments.

"I hoped to play more matches to get this match feeling. In the first week I made the final and started getting more confidence. I was not expecting so much but I kept winning, kept winning and then I just feel not bad," Daily Mail quoted Yen-Hsun as saying.

Murray, who is a powerful player from the baseline, is aware of his opponent's performances, and the dangerous player he is on the grass courts.

"It's a very tough match. He's played the three grass-court Challengers in the build-up. He's won two of them and lost in the final of one. He's made the quarters at this event before, beat Roddick once. He plays well on the grass. I t will be a really, really tough match, and a good test for me early in the event," Murray said.

Where to watch live

Andy Murray vs Lu Yen-Hsun match is scheduled for 3 p.m local time ( 7:30 p.m IST, 10 a.m ET)

India: TV:Star Sports 1 and Star Sports HD1. Live Streaming: Starsports.com and Hotstar.

UK: TV:BBC Two. Live Streaming: BBC iPlayer.

Switzerland: TV: SRG.

Pan-Asia: TV:Fox Sports Asia. Live Streaming: Fox Sports Play Asia.

Canada: TV:CTV and TSN. Live Streaming: TSN TV.

Europe:TV: EuroSport. Live Streaming: EuroSport Player.

France and Middle East: TV:Bein Sports. Live Streaming: Bein Sports Connect.

USA: TV:ESPN3. Live streaming: Watch ESPN.

Australia: TV:Fox Sports. Live Streaming: Foxtel.

China: TV: Beijing TV, LeTV Sports, Jiangsu TV.

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