Djokovic, Murray secure second-round places at Olympics
July 29, 2012 · Print This Article
Olympic Games—London, England
World No. 2 Novak Djokovic and home-country hero Andy Murray both scored opening round victories at the Summer Olympics in London on Sunday.
For Djokovic, his first-round encounter was pushed to three sets by talented Italian Fabio Fognini. Losing the first set in a rain interrupted tiebreak, Djokovic bounced back to take the match 6-7(7), 6-2, 6-2.
Improving to 3-0 against Fognini in lifetime meetings, Djokovic needed one hour and 52 minutes to set up a second-round meeting with either Andy Roddick or Martin Klizan.
Elsewhere, Wimbledon finalist Murray was efficient in dismissing former top 10 player Stanislas Wawrinka 6-3, 6-3 on Center Court.
Riddled by double faults, Wawrinka’s usual rock-solid game was picked apart by Murray’s deep groundstrokes. Hitting 20 winners and eight aces, Murray improved to 7-4 against the Swiss No. 2.
The Brit will next face Jarkko Nieminen in second round action.
Elsewhere, David Ferrer, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Kei Nishikori all advanced during the rain-plagued day.
Monday’s action at the All England Club will feature Roger Federer, Juan Martin del Potro and John Isner.