Olympics 2012 men's singles final

David Cox in Olympic Tennis 4 Aug 2012
Murray stunned Djokovic in straight sets to reach the Olympic final (credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

The 2012 Olympic men's singles final sees Andy Murray looking to win gold in front of his home fans against Roger Federer.


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Federer will be looking to become just the third man in history to complete the career Golden Slam. Andre Agassi was the first, striking gold in Atlanta and then completing his set of the four majors at the 1999 French Open. Rafael Nadal followed him, winning the singles four years ago in Beijing before finally claiming the US Open title in 2010.

Murray will be buoyed by a brilliant 7-5, 7-5 semi-final win over Novak Djokovic but his fans are worrying that he won't have anything left in the tank after winning two matches on Saturday to reach the mixed doubles final with Laura Robson. In contrast, Federer enjoyed a light practise session and took the rest of the day off.   

"I don't feel tired at all," Murray insisted. "Mentally I feel really fresh. Anybody that knows me knows I won't go into the match happy with just having a silver medal. I go into the match 100% trying to win. I'll give everything I can on the court. There's obviously huge motivation to try to win a gold medal. Winning against Roger in a match like that is fairly significant. I'll be desperate to win. Now I'm in the final, I have the chance to win a gold medal. I'm not going to have that chance for another four years. So I'll give it everything I can to try to do that."

Murray has done well against Federer around the world in numerous Masters 1000 events but crucially he's never beaten him over best of five sets in three attempts. If he can end that streak, expect to witness some incredible scenes at Wimbledon. 



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