MUR­RAY ON Andy hit­ting top form as

Midweek Sport - - THURSDAY AUG 1 -

ANDY MUR­RAY reck­ons he’s fir­ing on all cylin­ders as he stepped up his bid for Olympic gold.

The dour Scot is de­ter­mined to make up for his Wim­ble­don up­set by de­liv­er­ing a medal in the 2012 tennis tour­na­ment. And he moved one step closer to clinch­ing the sin­gles crown with a straight sets win over Fin­land’s Jarkko Niem­i­nen to move into the third round.

Mur­ray was rarely trou­bled on the way to a 6-2 6-4 win in SW19.

And he will now face Wim­ble­don foe Marcus Bagh­datis (left) third round.

Mur­ray said: “I played well to­day. He didn’t start the match that well. Then he def­i­nitely started to play a lot bet­ter in the sec­ond set.

“I had the mo­men­tum for most of the match. I served well, es­pe­cially in the sec­ond set, and I didn’t give him too many op­por­tu­ni­ties.

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