Aug 3 2012 by Donald Morton, Stirling Observer Friday
TENNIS ace Andy Murray looks like the best local bet for a medal as the London 2012 Olympics enters its second week.
On Wednesday the Dunblane star survived a tricky third-round match against Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis, coming back from a set down to win 4-6, 6-1, 6-4.
He easily defeated Nicola Almagro from Spain in the quarter-final to line up a semi-final spot against Novak Djokovic. Roger Federer or Juan Martin del Potro awaits the winner in Sunday's final.
Almagro required treatment but Murray was well in control at the time, going on to win 6-4, 6-1.
He is also in the mixed doubles, partnering Laura Robson. The duo defeated Czech pairing Radek Stepanek and Lucie Hradecka in the first round.
Stirling-born Simon Terry’s involvement in the archery tournament at Lords is over. The bronze medallist from Barcelona in 1992 overcame Yu Ishizu from Japan in the last 32 but went out at the next stage to Dan Olaru from Moldova.
And in basketball Kieron Achara has had little game time as the GB team lost 95-75 to the Russian Federation, 67-62 to Brazil and a nail-biting one-point loss to Spain.
Former Stirling University student Susan Egelstaff is also out, losing in three sets to Japan’s Sayaka Sato.
Susan took the first game of their group decider 21-18 but her opponent took the next two sets 21-16, 21-12.