New York: Britain's Andy Murray had less trouble reaching round three at the U.S. Open on Wednesday than he has this week avoiding the New York paparazzi, who have been hanging on the Olympic champion's every word.
The Scot stepped up a gear from his first-round match as he crushed world number 117 Ivan Dodig of Croatia 6-2 6-1 6-3 under the lights at Flushing Meadows.
Since he won the gold medal at the London Olympics earlier this month, Murray has found himself centre of attention wherever he goes, including in New York.
"There have been a few people hanging around outside my hotel," Murray said in a courtside interview.
"They asked me if I had seen the photographs of Prince Harry," referring to the pictures in British tabloid newspapers of a naked Prince Harry in a Las Vegas hotel.
"I said 'no comment'," Murray laughed.
"Another one asked me what I thought about the Crown Jewels. It's a little bit different to what I'm used to but it's alright."