Andy Murray Defeats Federer to Win Gold Medal at 2012 London Olympics
Andy Murray handled a major moment in a Major final and as a result he won his first “Major” by defeating Roger Federer 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 to the Gold Medal at the 2012 London Olympics on the same Centre Court at the All England Club where he lost a heart-breaking final to Federer at The Championships, Wimbledon 2012 a month ago. Murray started the
Clearly, Murray not only managed the moment and his nerves in front a packed Centre Court rooting him on as the “hometown favorite”, but Andy also played very well and Federer was less sharp than usual and then he needed to be in final such as this one against Murray. According to the stats, Murray had 27 winners and 17 unforced errors while Federer had 24 winners and 31 unforced errors. Murray had five aces including the final two points of the match and he won 80% of his first serve points and 63% of his second serve points. In contrast, Federer had nine aces, but only won 65% of his first serve points and 37% of his second serve points. Federer also only won 55% of his net approaches compared with 75% for Murray. With the win, Murray also now leads their head-to-head rivalry 9-8.
As he heads toward the 2012 U.S. Open and beyond, one hopes that this victory will provide Murray with the inner belief to challenge for more majors in the future. Bravo Andy!