Andy Murray has lost three of his last four grand slam titles to Roger Federer, a streak that came to an end on Sunday morning as the Scotsman managed to blow by Federer in three straight sets.
Murray dominated Roger 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 in front of a crowd made up largely of supporters from his hosting country.
After the match Murray said of the fans:
“The atmosphere was unbelievable,” and “They helped me get a few extra miles an hour on the last couple of serves, that’s for sure. The adrenaline was pumping. I went for some big serves and got them. To be fair the whole week they’ve been amazing.”
Federer claimed the silver medal for Switzerland while Juan Marin del Potro captured the bronze for Argentina.
Speaking of the victory Murray said:
“It’s the biggest win of my life, that’s for sure.”
It didn’t take long for the gold medal winners confidence to shine through as he declared:
“Now that I’ve got an Olympics – I’d love to win the U.S. Open … I’ll work as hard as I can to do that.”
The match was uncharacteristic for Federer, not only because he lost but because the match ended in a brief 1 hour 56 minutes.
While not technically a “grand slam” sanctioned event, a player can only win the “Golden Slam” if they claim victory at all four major tennis tournaments and the olympics, a feat Serena Williams accomplished on Sunday thanks to her own Gold Medal worth finals match.
Are you surprised by the lopsided blow Murray dealt to Federer?