Rio 2016 Olympics: Andy Murray beats Juan Monaco to reach last 16 of singles

Andy Murray

Britain’s Andy Murray made it through to the last 16 with victory over Juan Monaco of Argentina at the Olympics.

Murray, the reigning champion, won 6-3 6-1 to set up a third-round contest against Italy’s Fabio Fognini or Benoit Paire of France.

The Scot, 29, has now won 14 matches in a row since losing in the French Open final in June.

Johanna Konta plays Russian eighth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova in the women’s third round later on Tuesday.

Mixed news for Murrays

The draw for the mixed doubles is out and, as things stand, Jamie Murray and Johanna Konta will be the only British representatives.

They will play Americans Jack Sock and Bethanie Mattek-Sands in their opening match.

Andy Murray and Heather Watson do not have a high enough combined doubles ranking to qualify, although they are the second alternates.

If two other pairs withdraw before the end of the first round, Murray and Watson will get a spot in the draw.

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