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Murray becomes initial tennis actor to win dual singles golds – WAVY

Andy Murray during a 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Great Britain’s Andy Murray degraded resurgent Argentine Juan Martin del Potro in the men’s singles best-of-five final today, 7-5, 6-4, 6-2, 7-5. In doing so, a men’s World No. 2 has turn a initial tennis actor to win uninterrupted bullion medals.

In a beginning, Murray seemed to have a grasp on a match. He converted several mangle points and was adult 4-1 in a initial set. But del Potro rallied behind to even a measure during 4-4. Three-time Grand Slam leader Murray managed to overcome nerves and take a initial set, 7-5.

But in a third, Murray prisoner a mangle indicate during 3-2 and immediately roared, “Come on!” As a Argentine began to unspool – attack shots into a net, promulgation balls past a baseline – a Briton won a set 6-2.

The fourth set saw Murray and del Potro tied during 3-3. The Argentine pennyless offer to make a measure 4-3. But a Briton pulpy on, finally holding a set – and compare – during 7-5.

Though he mislaid to Serbia’s World No. 1 Novak Djokovic in a Australian Open and French Open finals, Murray won his third Grand Slam pretension final month during Wimbledon. Djokovic crashed out of a British contest in a third round, withdrawal Murray to play opposite – and better – Canada’s Milos Raonic in a final.

Djokovic shockingly fell in a initial turn of a Rio Olympics – to Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro. It was a rematch of a London 2012 Bronze Medal Match, that Djokovic lost.

Though del Potro won a 2009 U.S. Open and singles bronze during a London 2012 Games, he’s suffered mixed wrist injuries given 2010 that have concerned difficult surgeries. The Argentine stepped divided from veteran tennis for about a year, though resurfaced during this year’s Delray Beach Open.

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