Murray defeats Federer to claim Olympic gold

Posted at Aug 06 2012 02:30 PM | Updated as of Aug 06 2012 10:30 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Britain’s Andy Murray completed an astonishing recovery from last  month’s Wimbledon heartache to thrash Switzerland’s Roger Federer and claim an Olympic gold on Centre Court.

Exactly four weeks after Federer had beaten him to take a 17th Grand Slam title on the same court, the Scot returned with an army of flag-waving fans to demolish the world No. 1 6-2, 6-1, 6-4.

Murray held back his tears as “God Save the Queen” rang out for Great Britain’s 16th gold of the Games.

A crestfallen Federer walked off court, knowing defeat had virtually ended his chances of completing the “golden career slam” composed of all four grand slam titles and the Olympic singles crown. -- Mornings @ ANC, August 6, 2012.