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Andy Murray wins men's singles Olympics tennis gold

By Austin Amuzie - Sunday, August 5, 2012

Andy Murray captured the biggest title of his career with an emphatic victory over Roger Federer in the Olympic men's singles final at Wimbledon. Andy Murray states, "It's number one for me - the biggest win of my life".


Andy Murray beat Swiss Roger Federer world number one in straight sets, 6-2 6-1 6-4, on a raucous Centre Court.

The 25-year-old is the first British man to win the Olympic singles gold medal since Josiah Ritchie in 1908 and the first Briton to claim an Olympic men's singles medal since Charles Dixon took silver at the 1920 event in Antwerp.

He had never beaten Federer in a best-of-five-sets match and lost to him in this year's Wimbledon final.
Murray's triumph came four weeks to the day since that 6-4 5-7 3-6 4-6 loss to Federer at the All England Club.

"It's number one for me - the biggest win of my life," said Murray. "I have had a lot of tough losses in my career and this is the best way to come back from the Wimbledon final."

Murray then mounted the podium with Federer and bronze medallist Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina, who beat Serbia's Novak Djokovic 7-5 6-4 in an hour and 48 minutes earlier in the day.

Murray later faced a second Olympic final in a day, but he and mixed doubles partner Laura Robson could not overcome Belarusian top seeds Victoria Azarenka and Max Mirnyi. They lost 2-6 6-3 10-8 in a champions' tie-break decider and had to settle for silver.

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