Rio de Janerio Olympic Games

Top seed Andy Murray won his second career Olympic Gold Medal in Rio on Sunday, defeating fan-favourite Juan Martin del Potro 7-5, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5. Needing over four hours to complete his victory, Murray overcame the hard-hitting onslaught from his Argentine opponent to capture his 18th straight win on Tour.

Improving to 6-2 against del Potro in lifetime meetings, Murray used his fitness and his consistent play from the baseline to ultimately win the contest.

Del Potro, who had previously defeated both Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal earlier in the event, showed great heart throughout the encounter but ultimately fell to his fitter, British opponent.

In the bronze medal match, Kei Nishikori defeated former world No. 1 Nadal 6-2, 6-7(1), 6-3.


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