Andy Murray thrilled the Centre Court crowd at Wimbledon by breezing into the third round at Wimbledon.
The British number one and tournament third seed brushed Ernests Gulbis aside with ease by securing a 6-2 7-5 6-3 victory in one hour and 28 minutes.
Murray's online betting odds have been shortened following his two impressive performances in the tournament so far.
The sportsbook second favourite will now take on Serbia's Viktor Troicki in the third round.
Also through to the third round is Lleyton Hewitt after the 2002 champion dispatched fifth seed Juan Martin del Potro in straight sets.
Sixth seed Andy Roddick dropped a set to Igor Kunitsyn but was a 6-4 6-2 4-6 6-2 winner over the Russian.
However, British interest in the women's draw is over after sole survivor Elena Baltacha was comfortably beaten 7-5 6-1 by Kirsten Flipkens in round two.
Defending champion Venus Williams progressed with few problems following a 6-3 6-2 victory over Ukraine's Kateryna Bondarenko.
Top seed Dinara Safina dispatched Rossana De Los Rios 6-3 7-5 and fifth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova was a 6-1 6-3 winner over Pauline Parmentier.
Brazil will face USA in Sunday's Confederations Cup Final following a narrow 1-0 last-four victory over hosts South Africa.
Dani Alves' 87th-minute free-kick booked the South Americans' passage into the showpiece final where they are overwhelming favourites to secure victory.
South Africa had their chances to cause a second semi-final upset following Spain's shock defeat to the US on Wednesday.
Aaron Mokoena wasted two gilt-edged chances with poor headers, while Everton midfielder Steven Pienaar was denied by the agility of Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar.
In cricket, Andrew Flintoff sent out a warning to the Australians ahead of the Ashes after a match-winning display for Lancashire Lightning.
Flintoff, whose fitness has been in doubt following surgery on a knee injury six weeks ago, smashed 93 off just 41 balls to help set up a 56-run Twenty20 Cup victory over Derbyshire.
Flintoff and VVS Laxman combined to help Lancashire set a daunting 220-5 target in their North Division encounter at Derby. The England all-rounder then took 2-32 with the ball as Derbyshire were bowled out for 164.
In the South Division, Essex thrashed Surrey by 84 runs at the Oval, while the Mid/West/Wales Division clash between Somerset and Northamptonshire at Taunton was rained off after just five overs.