Australian Lleyton Hewitt has progressed to the 3rd round of the Men’s singles at the London Olympic games. He beat Croatian Marin Cilic in straight sets, in one of the surprises of this round. Being a former Wimbledon champion (as well as US Open champion) he was back on familiar ground at the London courts. Hewitt managed to win the first set 6-4, needing only one break of serve to seal it.
The second set was much closer, with the men exchanging games it looked like Cilic could pull it back to take the set and level the match. Neither of the players was letting the other one in, could either make the much needed break of serve, or would this set go to a tie break? The exchange of games continued well into the set, reaching 5-5 with no breaks. Hewitt then managed to get the one he needed as he won the second set 7-5, securing his place in round three with a 6-4, 7-5 victory.
In another surprise result, French seeded player Richard Gasquet was defeated in straight sets by Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis. Although this was a very tight match, Baghdatis managed to break his opponent once in the first set to close it out 6-4. With the second set ending up with the same scoreline 6-4, Baghdatis set up a third round encounter against the Brit Murray.