Andy Murray keeps British hopes for Olympic Gold alive at Wimbledon

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Andy Murray of Team GB made light work of his second round match this afternoon under the roof on centre court at Wimbledon, when he easily dispatched Finland’s Jarkko Nieminen in two easy sets, 6-2 6-4, in exactly one hour and a minute. The Scot hit six aces, played some sublime rallies and showed the spectators his range of precise and spectacular shots from everywhere on the court, with Nieminen having few answers to the barrage of the world’s number four player.

Once again rain has delayed the majority of matches scheduled for today, after a rainless Monday saw all the matches suspended from Sunday completed; and the backlog of matches greatly reduced. Centre court play continues under its roof, but it is unsure if any more play on the outside courts will take place later today.

In the first matches of the day before the rain disruption, the Cypriot, Marcos Baghdatis, knocked out France’s Richard Gasquet in straight sets, 6-4 6-4 in the singles competition to set up a third round match against Murray, while the Czech pairing of Berdych and Stepanek beat the Italians Seppi and Bracciali in three, 4-6, 7-6 6-4.

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