Andy Murray outplays Roger Federer to clinch Olympics gold
Olympic tennis: Murray takes gold for Britain at Wimbledon
By IANS/RIA Novosti
Mon, Aug 06, 2012 11:48:13 GMT
Roger Federer, the man with 17 grand slams to his name and a record 287 non-consecutive weeks as number one had only thing which eluded his illustrious wardrobe and that was an Olympic gold. But the Swiss master’s wait is going to get longer as the local hero Andy Murray spoiled Federer’s dream of winning a gold medal and he will have to be content with a silver.
Andy Murray ended his unsuccessful history at Wimbledon by thrashing Switzerland's Roger Federer to win the men's singles Olympic tennis gold for Britain here Sunday.
Murray dominated the final to win 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 and exact devastating revenge for his defeat to Federer in last month's Wimbledon final at the All England Club.
The Scot dominated in almost every department, outscoring Federer on the forehand and backhand and keeping unforced errors to a minimum.
Murray's gold is Britain's first medal in Olympic tennis since 1920 and first men's singles medal since Josiah Ritchie won gold in London 104 years ago.
The bronze medal went to Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro, who beat Serbia's Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-4.