Monday, 15 August 2016

RIO 2016: Andy Murray Wins Tennis Gold and Set A Record.

Britain's Andy Murray became the first tennis player to win two Olympic singles titles by beating Argentina's Juan Martin del porto in Rio.

An emotional Murray, 29, secured a thrilling 7-5, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 victory to make is Great Britain's most successful day at an overseas games with five gold medals.

Murray's win comes five weeks after he claimed his second wimbledon title and four years after London 2012 success.

Both men looked exhausted in the fourth set of a thrilling four-hour contest, with Murray breaking down in tears after finishing off his finalist opponent.

Murray said "The final was one of the toughest i had played" in and cast doubt on the chances of winning a third gold in Tokyo in 2020.

"Four Years is a longtime and so many things can change" he said. "who knows about Tokyo? At 33, i am not sure i'll be at the same level" he added.

Del Porto's silver medal signifies his continued returned to form, with his past three seasons disrupted by a wrist injury.
The 27-year-old beat world No1. Novak Djokovic in the first round despite being stuck in a lift for 40 minutes before the match.
The 2009 US open champion and London 2012 bronze medalist then defeated 2008 champion Rafael Nadal in an epic three-hour semi-final game which qualify him to the final and settle for silver medal.