August 5, 2012 1 Comment
Andy Murray defeated Roger Federer in straight sets for the Olympic gold medal.
Murray has been in four grand slam finals and just wasn’t able to win any of the grand slam titles.
Just weeks ago at Wimbledon Murray came so close to winning the title after winning the first set, but Federer was victorious then.
On Sunday Murray earned his rematch against Federer and did everything right to take home the gold.
An Olympic gold medal in the men’s singles is the only thing Federer has yet to win and Murray took the gold from him. Federer did win himself a silver medal though, which he can add to his gold medal he won in the men’s doubles in Beijing.
Federer earned two break points in Murray’s first service game, but Murray saved both of them.
Murray earned his first break point in the fourth game of the first set, but Federer saved the break and held on serve.
Murray then earned another break point in the sixth game, which Federer saved.
Murray earned a second break point in the sixth game and this one he converted to take the lead 4-2.
Murray went on to break Federer for the set. Murray won seven games in a row before Federer was able to win another game.
In the second game of the second set Federer miss hit an overhead shot that went into the net. He usually doesn’t miss those. This was just the kind of day Federer was having.
In the third game of the second set Murray double faulted and Federer went up 15-love. Federer then went up 40-15 with two break points, but Murray saved both of them.
Federer earned another break point in this game, but Murray saved the break yet again.
Federer had a total of six break points in the third game and couldn’t convert any of them.
Murray went on to break Federer again to lead 4-love.
When Federer served to stay in the set he won his only game of the set.
Federer tried to break Murray in the final game of the second set, but Murray held on serve to take the set.
Murray only lost one point on his serve in the third set.
Murray broke Federer in the fifth game of the the set.
Federer earned a total of nine break points during the match, but couldn’t convert any of them. Murray earned 10 and converted five of them.
Murray served for the gold medal and only lost one point and served two aces in the game. One of his aces was on gold match point.
Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina beat Novak Djokovic for the bronze medal 7-5, 6-4.