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.