GLORY TRAIL he bids to make up for Wim­ble­don agony

TENNIS

Midweek Sport - - THURSDAY AUG 1 -

Once I went a break up in the sec­ond set it was im­por­tant to stay fo­cused be­cause I was get­ting a lot of free points from my serve.

“I needed to try to keep that up and I think I did a good job.”

Mur­ray’s vic­tory was never in doubt af­ter he se­cured an early break – and the Scot took just 63 min­utes to fin­ish the job.

Now he goes head to head with Bagh­datis as he at­tempts to make good his pledge to make up for his firstround exit in Bei­jing four years ago.

The pair met in the third round dur­ing the Wim­ble­don cham­pi­onships ear­lier in the sum­mer when the Cypriot pushed Mur­ray all the way be­fore he was seen off by the Scot.

Tough

And the No.3 seed knows he will face an­other test­ing clash if he is to se­cure his place in the fourth round.

He said: “I had a tough match with Mar­cos at Wim­ble­don just a few weeks ago.

“I cer­tainly won’t be tak­ing any­thing for granted there. It’s go­ing to be very, very tough.

“He’s a very, very good grass-court player. I’ll need to play well to win that one.”

Mur­ray’s sched­ule is set to get a lit­tle more con­gested af­ter it was con­firmed yes­ter­day that he will be handed a wild­card en­try into the mixed dou­bles with Laura Rob­son.

The British duo will face Czechs Lu­cie Hradecka and Radek Stepanek to­day.

And, with only 16 pairs in the draw, they will need only two vic­to­ries to clinch a chance of play­ing for one of the medals.

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