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Each year at Wimbeldon, we are reminded that the last British man to win Wimbeldon was Fred Perry in 1936. Prior to the 2012 Finals appearance by Andy Murray, the island nation hadn’t even sniffed a chance at the coveted championship since 1938. In this years tourney, the incomparable Roger Federer rallied from a 1-0 defecit to snatch the title from the grasp of not just Murray but from an entire nation.
With London hosting the 2012 Olympics, Murray would have another opportunity this year to defend the grass and also bring home a gold medal for the Brits. The native of Glasgow received some help with the injury to one of the world’s highest ranked men, Nadal. Not to look past many of the other competitors, but Nadal along with Djokovic and Federer are the only obstacles to Murray being the world’s best male tennis player. Murray has never won a Grand Slam, but a gold medal would surely bring a sense of pride to him and his countrymen. He didn’t just win the gold he rocked his competition!
Murray dominated and won nearly every set of the tournament. In the third round he lost the opening set to Cyprus’ Marcos Baghdatis before rallying to take the next two sets. That was the only set he lost on his way to the gold. Despite Nadal’s absence, Murray would still need to defeat the next two top players. He faced Djokovic in the semi-finals and won 7-5, 7-5 to move on to the gold medal match where he would face off with the Swiss great Federer. The rematch provided a perfect story line for Murray and the Brits, after his loss at Wimbeldon earlier in the year. He came out and won the first set, as at Wimbeldon, but this time he would not allow Federer to comeback. He was able to consistently win long volley’s that gave him the confidence and slowly reminded us that Federer is on the back end of one of the greatest tennis careers in history. Murray won in straight sets (6-2,6-1,6-4) as the raucous crowd chanted his name. The official routinely had to ask for quiet, but the excitement and jubilation was well deserved.
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No, but a man wearing a Big Bird mask was found in the crowd at Centre Court at Wimbledon on Sunday as Great Britian's Andy Murray celebrated his Olympic gold medal victory in the player's box with friends and family after defeating Roger Federer in the Olympic men's tennis gold medal final.
No word as to why the fan was wearing the Big Bird mask, or whether...
Andy Murray had Centre Court rocking Sunday, winning gold for the home team and beating Roger Federer 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 in the tennis final at Wimbledon.
The result was a royal rout. Murray swept nine consecutive games, breaking Federer's serve four times in a row.
The victory marked a breakthrough for the Scotsman, who has lost all four of his Grand Slam finals, three against...
Andy Murray has a chance to win two Olympic gold medals.
He will not only play Roger Federer in the singles final at Wimbledon on Sunday. Murray will also be in the final of the mixed doubles after he and Laura Robson defeated Sabine Lisicki and Christopher Kas of Germany 6-1, 6-7 (7), 10-7.
The British pair will play for gold against the winner of the other semifinal between top...
They raised their arms at once on Murray Mount, camera phones held high to capture the moment from the big screen.
Andy Murray served a closing ace, and the Olympic gold medal was his. Britain had a champion to cheer, and on sacred ground for tennis - Wimbledon.
What's more, the 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 victory over Roger Federer came less than a month after the Swiss great beat Murray...
Andy Murray of Britain clinched at least a silver medal Friday and advanced to the Olympic final by beating No. 2-seeded Novak Djokovic of Serbia 7-5, 7-5.
With the win, the No. 3-seeded Murray earned a rematch Sunday against No. 1 Roger Federer, who won when they met on the same court in the Wimbledon final a month ago. That dropped Murray's record in Grand Slam finals to 0...
Olympic champion Andy Murray won his opening match in the Rogers Cup on Wednesday, beating Italy's Flavio Cipolla 6-1, 6-3.
Murray, the second-seeded Briton who beat Roger Federer on Sunday in London for the gold medal, set up a third-round match against Canada's Milos Raonic. Raonic advanced Tuesday.
''I felt OK this morning when I practiced and decided to give...
Roger Federer is probably the most beloved champion the sport of tennis has ever had. Granted, like any athlete, he has his haters, but by and large the Federer fans are loud and numerous. And it’s not without reason. Regardless of what anyone personally thinks of him, Federer has been a great ambassador for this sport and has literally earned himself millions of fans.
Andy Murray has watched enough Centre Court celebrations to know what Wimbledon winners typically do, and he obliged rather thoroughly Sunday despite never having done so himself.
He dropped to his knees at the service line.
He man-hugged Roger Federer -- the man he had just beaten, 6-2, 6-1, 6-4, for the gold medal -- at the net.
He climbed into the stands to kiss his girlfriend...
Scotland’s Andy Murray defeated No. 1 Roger Federer 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 to win the Olympic gold medal in men’s singles for Great Britain on Sunday on Wimbledon’s famed Centre Court, four weeks removed from falling to the Swiss in the Wimbledon final.
Murray put in a masterful performance, dominating Federer at every turn not allowing any breaks of serve.
Juan Martin Del Potro...
Roger Federer has ''been around the block,'' as he puts it. The Swiss star has played for major titles, for the record books, for a place in tennis history.
On Sunday, he plays for Olympic gold in singles. That's new even for him.
The final will be a rematch of the game the top-ranked player won on the same court in the Wimbledon final a month ago. His opponent...
Click on photo to read more about the Men’s Gold Medal Match
Happy to finally see Andy Murray earn some glory. This is total redemption for his heart break at Wimbledon about a month ago. He absolutely crushed Federer by the way.
…. and Juan Martin Del Potro defeated Novak Djokovic for the bronze [BleacherReport]
Holly Mangold update at the Olympics [BustedCoverage...
Day 9 – August 5 2012
Centre Court Start: 12:00
Women’s Doubles – Gold Medal Match
HLAVACKOVA / HRADECKA (CZE)  V WILLIAMS / WILLIAMS (USA)
Men’s Singles – Gold Medal Match
Not before 14:00
Roger FEDERER (SUI)  V Andy MURRAY (GBR) 
Mixed Doubles – Gold Medal Match
AZARENKA / MIRNYI (BLR)  V ROBSON / MURRAY (GBR)
I cheered as Andy Murray took down his arch nemesis in front of a several thousand of his closest friends 1 . I watched, in awe, as the 6-foot-5-inch Usain Bolt started slow yet silenced all doubters in 9.63 seconds. I witnessed Jennifer Kessey and April Ross win two very hard-fought contests against the Czech Republic’s Marketa Slukova and Kristyna Kolocova, with Kessey relegated...
RESULTS – SUNDAY, 5 AUGUST, 2012
Singles – Gold Medal Match
 A Murray (GBR) d  R Federer (SUI) 62 61 64
Singles – Bronze Medal Match
 J Potro (ARG) d  N Djokovic (SRB) 75 64
Mixed Doubles – Gold Medal Match
 M Mirnyi / V Azarenka (BLR) d A Murray / L Robson (GBR) 26 63 10-8
Mixed Doubles – Bronze Medal Match
 M Bryan / L Raymond (USA) d C Kas / S Lisicki...
Day Nine marked the halfway point of the London Games, and it's become clear at this point that it will be either the U.S. or China at the top of the medal count when all is said and done. The U.S. finds itself in first at the moment with 54 total medals and 26 golds, while China is right behind with 53 total medals, 25 of them gold. The story overshadowing all the others from...