Murray defeats Federer for Olympic Gold Medal
August 5, 2012 · Print This Article
Olympic Games—London, England
No. 3 seed Andy Murray won the biggest title of his career on Sunday at the London Olympics, defeating world No. 1 Roger Federer 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 to claim the Gold Medal.
Beginning strong from the onset of the match, Murray broke to lead 3-2 in the opening set and never looked back. Winning 80 percent of his first serves, Murray also dropped five aces and broke serve on five occasions.
Federer, who was coming in off of a four and a half hour marathon against Juan Martin del Potro, looked visibly tired throughout the one and 56 minute match. Failing to convert on all nine of his break points, Federer won a mere 65 percent of his first serve points and 37 percent of his second serve points. Committing 31 unforced errors to 24 winners, Federer will leave London with a Silver Medal and next compete at the Cincinnati Masters next week.
Murray, who picked up 750 ATP World Tour points with his victory, is next scheduled to see action at the Rogers Cup in Toronto.
Argentine Juan Martin del Potro won the Bronze Medal for his country against Serbian Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-4 earlier in the day. Del Potro had entered the match off of an emotional loss to Federer in the final four.