LONDON: Lleyton Hewitt fully understands the pressure of expectations weighing on local hope Andy Murray at the London Olympics and reckons he is bearing up well. It is quickly back on the horse for Murray at his home Olympics, just two weeks after his heart-breaking loss to Roger Federer in the Wimbledon final with the Scot saying he has come to terms with his nightmare loss. Murray is drawn to face world number 26 Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland in the opening round of the London 2012 tournament at Wimbledon and Hewitt said the Scot would have to be ready to play. “He got upset pretty early in Beijing which was disappointing for him, so he’s got a tough first-round match against Stan Wawrinka,” said Hewitt. “He’ll have to be ready from the outset.”
Published in The Express Tribune, July 28th, 2012.