London 2012 Tennis: No dramas as Andy Murray downs Nieminen

Updated: 31 July 2012 20:16 IST

Britain's Andy Murray progressed to the third round of the Olympics without any drama as the world number four defeated Finland's Jarkko Nieminen 6-2, 6-4 on Tuesday.

London 2012 Tennis: No dramas as Andy Murray downs Nieminen
©

London:

Britain's Andy Murray progressed to the third round of the Olympics without any drama as the world number four defeated Finland's Jarkko Nieminen 6-2, 6-4 on Tuesday.

Olympics 2012 | Schedule | Medals Tally

The 25-year-old, who hit 26 winners to Nieminen's six, will face Cyprus's Marcos Baghdatis in the last 16 in a rematch of this year's late-night Wimbledon third round clash.

Murray laid down an early marker in a match played under the Centre Court roof due to rain, breaking world number 41 Nieminen in the first game and then hammering home his avantage with a second break for a 4-1 lead.

With the first set in the bag, Murray looked to finish off Nieminen and a break in the opening game of the second set put him within sight of victory.

Wimbledon runner-up Murray had too much grasscourt class for the Finnish left-hander and he easily served out the win to keep his bid for a first Olympic gold medal on track.

Murray's last meeting with Nieminen, at the French Open earlier this year, had prompted former Wimbledon champion Virginia Wade to call the Scot a "drama queen" after he appeared to exaggerate the effects of a back injury before suddenly storming back to win in four sets.

Topics : Tennis Olympics 2012 Jarkko Nieminen Andy Murray
Related Articles
Roger Federer Wants Rafael Nadal as Laver Cup Doubles Partner
Roger Federer Wants Rafael Nadal as Laver Cup Doubles Partner
Japan's Sakura Mori Completes Grand Double at India Open
Japan's Sakura Mori Completes Grand Double at India Open
Sharath Kamal Loses to Japanese Prodigy in India Open Table Tennis Semis
Sharath Kamal Loses to Japanese Prodigy in India Open Table Tennis Semis
Show Comments
Advertisement