Fri, September 20, 2013

Brit Andy Murray thumps Roger Federer for Olympic tennis gold

By QMI Agency


Britain's Andy Murray dominated Swiss star Roger Federer in stunning fashion in the men's singles tennis gold-medal match Sunday. (REUTERS)

Great Britian tennis ace Andy Murray has struck gold — and exacted revenge on Roger Federer — at the world's biggest sporting event.

With his loss last month to the Swiss star in the Wimbledon final still fresh, Murray stormed ahead early on that same court at the 2012 Summer Games Sunday and didn't let up, winning gold with a commanding 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 win over Federer in the men's tennis final.

Federer's previous Olympic match, a marathon win over Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro two days earlier, went four hours, 26 minutes — the longest in Olympic history — and may have left him with little gas in the tank for the final.

But that fact was clearly irrelevant to the throngs of leather-lunged British fans at Wimbledon who cheered on their countryman to a gold medal Sunday.

Murray sealed the win with two straight aces.