Tennis News: Andy Murray’s journey for another Olympic gold medal continues

Tennis News: Andy Murray’s journey for another Olympic gold medal continues

The reigning Olympic gold medalist Andy Murray’s journey for another Olympic gold medal continues as he enters the quarterfinal round of the men’s singles tennis tournament in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The professional tennis player from Great Britain, Murray, survived an Olympic upset as he defeated the Italian National Fabio Fognini in three sets with the score of 6-1, 1-6 and 6-3.

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The world ranked number two has two service aces throughout the match. Murray managed to win the game despite losing the second set and committed 37 unforced errors and 11 forced errors as compared to Fognini’s 48 unforced errors and 23 forced errors.

British national Andy Murray will join one of his big contenders in the tournament,  Rafael Nadal, in the quarterfinal round, and avoided an Olympic upset like the world ranked number one Novak Djokovic, who grieved a straight sets loss to veteran Argentinean Juan Del Potro in the first round of the tournament.

This is the third straight win for Andy Murray in the tournament. He is also eyeing for his second straight Olympic gold medal.

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In the other Tennis News, Steve Johnson of the United States of America defeated Evgeny Donskoy of the Russian Federation in straight sets by the score of 6-1, 6-1 and finished the match in 1 hour and 4 minutes.

The 26-year-old and the world ranked number 22, Steve Johnson, showcased not just his impressive skills and smart plays, but also his superb service skills wherein he has five total aces throughout the match. Johnson has an almost perfect game in this match because he only committed 2 unforced errors and no forced errors.

Steve Johnson defeated Darian King in the first round and Gastao Elias in the second round.

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Andy Murray and Steve Johnson will face each other in the quarterfinal round of the Men’s Singles  Tennis tournament. The winner will advance to the semi-finals.

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