Murray powers on after Olympic gold medal triumph
August 8, 2012 -- Updated 2137 GMT (0537 HKT)
Andy Murray hits a return during his straight sets win over Flavio Cipolla in Toronto.
- Andy Murray wins his opening match at Toronto Masters
- Murray won Olympic gold medal at Wimbledon Sunday
- Third seed Jo-Wilfred Tsonga crashes out to compatriot Jeremy Chardy
- Novak Djokovic top seed at Masters 1000 event
(CNN) -- Andy Murray continued where he left off from his Olympic gold medal heroics in London with an opening victory over Flavio Cipolla Wednesday at the Masters 1000 tournament in Toronto.
Murray beat Roger Federer in the men's singles final at Wimbledon Sunday and also won silver in the mixed doubles, but showed no signs of tiredness with a 6-1 6-3 victory over his Italian opponent.
It gave him victory after just one hour and 21 minutes, the only worrying moment coming as Murray needed treatment on court for a knee problem.
He will play home hope and 16th seed Milos Raonic for a place in the quarterfinals.
Swiss maestro Federer pulled out of the hard court tournament to elevate Murray to second seed behind Novak Djokovic in Canada. Rafael Nadal of Spain is also absent.
Murray conquers Federer to win gold
Djokovic was playing his second round opener later Wednesday against young Australian Bernard Tomic.
Serbia's Djokovic was beaten by Murray in the semifinals of the Olympics and lost the playoff for bronze to Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina.
Sixth seed Del Potro went down 6-4 7-6 to Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic to make an early exit to the ATP event, while Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France also crashed out.
Third seed Tsonga, an Olympic doubles silver medalist in London, was beaten 6-4 7-6 by fellow Frenchman Jeremy Chardy.
It took 47th-ranked Chardy just 88 minutes to dispatch Tsonga, who could not convert on three break points.
Another Frenchman, 14th seed Richard Gasquet beat Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin 6-3 7-5 in an earlier match.
Part of complete coverage on
March 5, 2014 -- Updated 1014 GMT (1814 HKT)
After two decades dedicated to the game, Amelie Mauresmo wants a second life -- one away from tennis.
Almost five years to the day after reducing Roger Federer to tears at the Australian Open, Rafael Nadal shed a few in his own loser's speech.
February 2, 2014 -- Updated 0248 GMT (1048 HKT)
Li Na outperformed Maria Sharapova at the Australian Open, but can she now surpass the Russian as the world's richest female athlete?
Roger Federer may have lost again to Rafael Nadal in the business end of a grand slam, but he can take some heart from yet another record says CNN's Will Edmonds.
January 21, 2014 -- Updated 1358 GMT (2158 HKT)
Roger Federer and Stefan Edberg, Novak Djokovic and Boris Becker -- today's tennis stars are teaming up with past legends of the game.
January 15, 2014 -- Updated 1859 GMT (0259 HKT)
Can't stand the heat of the first tennis grand slam of 2014? Then you clearly haven't been doing enough Bikram yoga.
After nearly a decade without any real change at the top of men's tennis, CNN's Will Edmonds looks at next generation of future stars.
January 9, 2014 -- Updated 1314 GMT (2114 HKT)
Ana Ivanovic is still seeking to rediscover the form that took her to the top of the rankings -- but she has found a new lease of life.
January 6, 2014 -- Updated 1142 GMT (1942 HKT)
As a teen sensation, Bernard Tomic had the tennis world at his feet -- but he's in danger of blowing it, says Australian great Pat Rafter.
December 31, 2013 -- Updated 1532 GMT (2332 HKT)
Roger Federer becomes the latest tennis star to turn to a former legend for help, adding his "childhood hero" Stefan Edberg to his coaching team.
December 20, 2013 -- Updated 1750 GMT (0150 HKT)
CNN's Open Court meets the three grand slam winners of 2013 and asks who will rule next year?
December 5, 2013 -- Updated 1517 GMT (2317 HKT)
South Africa may just have found another Paralympian to inspire a nation -- and perhaps the world.
Today's five most popular stories