Olympics: Murray Marches on, Rain Delays Play

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Under the cover of the centre court roof, 3rd seed and hometown favorite Andy Murray marched past his second round opponent Jarkko Nieminen of Finland.  Representing Great Britain, Murray was impressive in his first round appearance against Switzerland’s Stanislas Wawrinka, winning that match in straight sets.  He showed much of the same form in the second round against his Finnish opponent ranked no. 43 in the world.

Serving at 67% and firing 26 winners to Nieminen’s 6, Murray broke 3 times to take the match 6-2, 6-4 in just over one hour.  For his part, the 31-year-old Nieminen was able to create 2 break point opportunities for himself, but could not convert.  Murray will play Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus in the third round. Baghdatis scored the upset over France’s Richard Gasquet to set up the matchup.

The remainder of the men’s singles second round matches are scheduled to complete today, though rain has delayed some key matches including Davydenko (Russia) vs. Nishikori (Japan) and Tsonga (France) vs. Raonic (Canada).

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