Published: Aug 29, 2012 10:49 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 30, 2012 6:31 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) - Olympic gold medalist Andy Murray reached the third round at the U.S. Open for the seventh year in a row, beating 118th-ranked Ivan Dodig of Croatia 6-2, 6-1, 6-3 on Wednesday night.

The third-seeded Murray saved all three break points he faced against Dodig, who never has made it past the second round at any Grand Slam tournament.

Murray was the runner-up at Wimbledon this year, joining his coach, Ivan Lendl, as the only men in tennis history to lose their first four major finals. Murray also fell one win shy of a title at the U.S. Open in 2008, and the Australian Open at 2010 and 2011.