Murray one step closer to defending singles gold medal

Murray one step closer to defending singles gold medal

Andy Murray was Great Britain's flag bearer at the Rio Olympics Opening Ceremonies.

On Centre Court, Great Britain’s No. 2 seed Andy Murray swept his first – but potentially not last – Serbian opponent, Viktor Troicki. The final score read 6-3, 6-2.

As the clouds above the court grew darker and more ominous, Murray commanded a stronger lead. Though he started off a bit slow in the first set, he won 6-3; he dominated the second set, 6-2.

Murray is the reigning men’s singles gold medalist, having defeated Switzerland’s Roger Federer in the final of the London 2012 Games. He also recently won last month’s Wimbledon Championships.

At the year’s two other Grand Slam tournaments, Murray was a finalist. He lost to Serbia’s World No. 1, Novak Djokovic, in the Australian Open and French Open final.

Djokovic plays on Centre Court later tonight, at approximately 7:30 PM. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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