This is where you come in. Victorious over Djokovic in the semi-finals, Murray troubled an error-strewn Federer from the outset. We recommend the International Tennis Federation website or the relevant Wikipedia entry instead.
Sunday, then, must have been special indeed for Murray and bittersweet for Federer, who finally won an Olympic singles medal in his fourth Olympics but had to settle for silver. They first won the doubles at Sydney in 2000, before going on to win the gold back-to-back at the Beijing Games in 2008 and again at London 2012. But he is the first person to have won two Olympic golds in the singles.
See next articles. The surprise was that, despite all the disappointments past, Murray did not stop squeezing, and it will be intriguing to see what that means in big matches to come, at the United States Open and beyond. Andy Murray finally beats Federer when it counts. Murray, a 25-year-old with a deadpan sense of humor and a gravelly voice, has not won a Grand Slam singles title, losing all four of his major finals.
Murray is the first to win two Olympic gold medals in singles tennis, but 19 other men and women have won multiple gold medals in all forms of Olympic tennis. It may also have helped Murray, an intelligent and combustible player, that the Olympic tournament reshuffled the deck and the psychological obstacles. Ulster Tennis Read more on Ulster Tennis.
They lost 2-6 6-3 10-8 in a champions' tie-break decider and had to settle for silver. Olympics Home. Murray will still be ranked fourth on Monday, but he certainly knows how to beat all three of those ahead of him, including Federer.
I felt much more comfortable on the court. Murray later faced a second Olympic final in a day, but he and mixed doubles partner Laura Robson could not overcome Belarusian top seeds Victoria Azarenka and Max Mirnyi. Share this page. Murray said he took particular inspiration from the gold medal won in double sculls by Katherine Grainger, a Scottish rower who had settled for silver in three previous Olympic appearances.
Andy Murray captured the biggest title of his career with an emphatic victory over Roger Federer in the Olympic men's singles final at Wimbledon. It's amazing.
Murray has been an Olympics spectator as well as an Olympian here, channel surfing between matches and at home in nearby Surrey. Murray leads their head-to-head series, 9-8, but until Sunday he had never defeated Federer in a best-of-five-set match.
He had never beaten Federer in a best-of-five-sets match and lost to him in this year's Wimbledon final. Please re-enter. Esther Vergeer of the Netherlands holds the record with seven medals.