Britain's Andy Murray continued his recovery from his Wimbledon disappointment after crushing Jarkko Nieminen to reach the third round of the Olympic tennis competition.

The 25 year old, who cruised past Stanislas Wawrinka in round one, conceded just six games on his way to beating Nieminen to set up a third round clash with Marcos Baghdatis after he saw off Frenchman Richard Gasquet.

Murray, beaten finalist at Wimbledon earlier this month, beat the Cypriot on the way to his maiden final at SW19, and could face Nicolas Almagro before a potential semi-final meeting with Novak Djokovic, who demolished Andy Roddick in two sets.

Andy Murray
Murray reached round three without delay against Nieminen.

The three-time grand slam finalist is among Team GB's best medal hopes, and without a gold medal during London 2012 after four days, the pressure has swelled on the host nation to produce.

"A lot of people are just expecting us to do well because it's a home Olympics," Murray said. "In Beijing the GB team did unbelievably well. To play in front of a home crowd is different. Support helps, it makes a big difference, but it also adds pressure.

"It can be tough if you're not used to it. Because of Wimbledon I've had a decent amount of experience dealing with it, but it's not easy, and for a lot of athletes this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

"You make one mistake in some of the events and it's done. We're lucky in tennis that we can play a few bad games or a bad set or whatever.

"As long as everyone keeps working hard and doing their best that's all we can do. From what I've seen [of other sports] everyone's been trying their best. You've got to keep fighting. I spoke to my brother after we lost in the doubles the other day and he felt it was a chance to do something really special here. It's not easy."

Alongside his singles campaign, Murray will also take his place in the mixed doubles draw after being paired with Laura Robson, who was defeated in the second round of the women's singles by Maria Sharapove, for the 16-strong team competition.

The pair, who have previously competed at the Hopman Cup in Australia where they beat teams from Germany and Russia, have been drawn against Czech Republic pair Lucie Hradecka and Radek Stepanek in the first round, but will require just two victories to be guaranteed to be competing for a medal.

Robson and Murray were handed one of four wildcards from the International Tennis Federation, with Australia's Lleyton Hewitt and Samantha Stosur, Mikhail Youzhny and Elena Vesnina of Russia and Sweden's Robert Lindstedt and Sofia Arvidsson the additional entires.

The mixed doubles is making its return to the Olympic Games after a 88-year absence, where America's Hazel Wightman and Richard Williams, both of whom survived the sinking of the Titanic in 1912, taking gold.