Andy Murray has beaten Roger Federer to win the gold medal in the men’s single final at the Olympics.
Following a day of extraordinary success – which saw British athletes take 6 gold medals, their best single day first place Olympic haul in 104 years, according to one report -Murray reversed the outcome of weeks before, when Federer denied him the Wimbledon title.
This time Murray outplayed his long-time rival, winning the first two sets as Federer seemed to capitulate under the Scotsman’s persistence.
Following his Wimbledon final triumph last month, Federer had said it was just a matter of time before Murray comes good and wins a major title.
Had Federer any idea that day would be today - with an Olympic gold at stake - and that the other finalist Murray would defeat would behimself, the Swiss champion might not have been as encouraging.
Speaking to a reporter after the game Murray said it is the biggest win of his life.