Murray progresses in London 2012

Wimbledon’s runner-up makes it through to the second round of the Olympics.

Andy Murray put in a strong performance against Switzerland’s Stanislas Wawrinka to win 6-3 6-3 in front of a packed crowd at Wimbledon.

Tim Henman commentating for the BBC said: “It was a very good performance by Andy Murray. The 6-3 6-3 score line looks very one sided but for large periods of the match it was closer than that.

“He will be very happy with his performance though and be pleased to be back winning on Centre Court.”

The match came exactly three weeks after the Brit lost in a thrilling match against Roger Federer in the final of the world famous SW19 championship. Federer won that day 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-4 on Centre Court to claim his seventh championship at the All England Club as well as his 17th Grand Slam title and a return in the rankings to the world’s number one.

Murray has lost at all four of his Grand Slam finals and his disappointment was evident for all to see after the match so finishing the year with the Olympic gold medal would be a great consolation prize for the Scot.

Murray will now play either Jarkko Nieminen of Finland or India’s Somdev Devvarman in the second round of the Olympic competition.

Federer also won his opening match against Colombian Alejandro Falla 6-3 5-7 6-3 but the Swiss player was under pressure at times.

Next year’s Wimbledon begins on June 24th and any tennis fans hoping to see Murray have another go at winning the title in 2013 should consider booking their central London hotels as soon as possible to get the best deals.

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