2012 London Summer Olympics

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After 104 years of waiting, Great Britain finally had another Olympic gold medal in tennis after Andy Murray defeated top seed Roger Federer of Switzerland in the finals, 6-2, 6-1, 6-4, Sunday on Centre Court at Wimbledon.

"This is the biggest win of my life. This week's been absolutely incredible, I've had a lot of fun. I felt so fresh on the court today. I didn't feel nervous really at all, apart from at the beginning of the match. The support's been unbelievable," said Murray after ending the match in one hour and 56 minutes.

The 25-year-old Murray became the fifth British to win an Olympic gold medal in men's singles behind John Pius Boland (1900), Laurence Doherty (1904), Josiah Ritchie (1908 outdoors) and Arthur Gore (1908 indoors).

"It's definitely different," said Murray, whose golden feat came four weeks after he lost to Federer in the Wimbledon finals. "I've won an Olympic gold medal. I haven't won a Grand Slam. I know how this feels and it feels great. I think tennis in the Olympics is getting better each time it's played, because all the top players are playing now."

"He's an amazing player already," praised Federer, who won his first medal in Olympic singles event after four appearances though he won a doubles gold with Stanislas Wawrinka in 2008.

"I'd love an Olympic gold in singles. But I am very happy with an Olympic silver in singles, and I already have the gold from Beijing," he said.

Federer, who celebrates his 31st birthday Wednesday, is now looking at the possibility of once again going for the career Golden Slam in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.

"I hope so. I said it before the tournament that it's not impossible that I could take part in Rio. But right now, in the meantime, I could retire and come back. It's that long of a break," Federer said.

Earlier, eighth-seeded Argentine Juan Martin del Potro won the bronze medal with a 7-5, 6-4 victory over second seed Novak Djokovic of Serbia.

Also, Venus and Serena Williams became the first to win four Olympic tennis gold medals with their 6-4, 6-4 victory over Czechs Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka in the women's doubles final.

The sisters now have three Olympic doubles golds and one singles gold. Venus won her singles title at the 2000 Sydney Games; Serena followed suit by thrashing Maria Sharapova 6-0, 6-1, in the finals to join Steffi Graf, Andre Agassi and Rafael Nadal as the only players to complete a Golden Slam.


Serena Williams teamed with big sister Venus to win the women's doubles title at the Olympics on Sunday, adding to the singles gold she won on Saturday. In the men's singles match, Andy Murray won gold in front of the home crowd



Andy Murray Beats Federer to Capture Olympic Gold