10:16 15 August 2016
Andy Murray becomes the first male player to win two Olympic tennis golds after beating Juan Martin del Porto 7-5, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 on Sunday. His win capped a magical day for Great Britain, which already won two golds in gymnastics (Max Whitlock), one in cycling (Jason Kenny), and one in golf (Justin Rose).
The victory also caps a memorable summer for Murray who won his second Wimbledon title this year after beating Milos Raonic in straight sets in the final.
Murray, who was the flag-bearer at the Olympics’ Opening Ceremony, changed his mind about living outside the Athletes’ Village within 12 hours of landing in Rio, preferring to be part of the group.
He was not universally supported within the 10,000-seater Centre Court where a good chunk of bouncing Argentinians were cheering for their man and jeering the Scot. The highlight of the game came in at fourth set, featuring seven breaks of serve and Murray going long with three groundstrokes.
Experts say that the stars have somewhat aligned for Murray in this tournament with Del Potro having a monster semi-final against Nadal and with Djokovic knocked out. There was also no Federer.