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Rio 2016: Murray Wins Historic Tennis Gold

World number two, Andy Murray successfully defended his Olympic men’s singles title with a 7-5 4-6 6-2 7-5 victory over Argentine, Juan Martin del Potr0 on Sunday night.

The 29-year-old becomes the first tennis player to win two Olympic singles titles.

The topsy-turvy encounter featured 14 breaks of serve, but Murray was ultimately the more consistent, securing victory after four hours and four minutes.

Murray’s win comes five weeks after he claimed his second Wimbledon title and four years after London 2012 success.

 

The Scot later admitted that the final was one of the toughest he had played in and cast doubt on the chances of winning a third gold in Tokyo in 2020.

Del Potro’s silver medal signifies his continued return to form, with his past three seasons disrupted by a wrist injury.

The 27-year-old, who got bronze in London 2012, can look back with pride at another wonderful tournament, which featured wins over world number one Novak Djokovic and 2008 champion, Rafael Nadal before falling to Murray.

 

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