Britain’s Andy Murray remains on steady ground to win back-to-back Olympic gold medals after defeating Japan’s Kei Nishikori in the Men’s Tennis semi-finals in Rio.
The 29 year old Murray won 6-1 6-4 and will face Spain’s Rafael Nadal or Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in the gold-medal match tomorrow.
Murray hopes to become the first player to win two Olympic singles titles. He won his second Wimbledon and third Grand Slam title last month.
After winning two extremely tough matches to reach the last four in Rio, Murray went against Nishikori, breaking serve for a second time to win the first set in 30 minutes.
He however received a code violation in the second set by Umpire Carlos Ramos, but he remained in control of the game.
Nishikori dropped his serve midway through the second set with a dreadful game, probably due to the intense Rio heat.
Murray however served his way to an unexpectedly straightforward victory, winning arguably the point of the tournament, a 23-shot rally, to set up a third match point.