WIMBLEDON, England — Andy Murray put his hands over his face when it was over, then crouched down as Centre Court roared. He quickly popped back up and went to the net to shake Roger Federer’s hand.
One month after anguish at Wimbledon, it was elation in the Olympics — all in the same spot.
Britain’s Andy Murray celebrates after defeating Switzerland’s Roger Federer to win the men’s singles gold medal match at the All England Lawn Tennis Club at Wimbledon, in London, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
Murray used an aggressive approach to beat Federer 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 for the men’s singles title, delighting a partisan crowd that had watched the dour Scotsman wilt in his biggest matches all too often. (Read the rest of the story)