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Andy Murray routs Roger Federer for Olympic gold

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Latest update : 2012-08-05

Andy Murray beat Switzerland’s Roger Federer to claim Olympic gold in the men's singles tennis on Sunday, winning 6-2, 6-1, 6-4. The victory was welcome relief for the Brit, who has lost three Grand Slam finals against Federer.

AP - Roger Federer settled for silver when he lost in his first Olympic singles final against Andy Murray, who had Centre Court at Wimbledon rocking Sunday as he won a gold for the home team.

The result was a royal rout. Murray swept nine consecutive games, breaking Federer's serve four times in a row, and won 6-2, 6-1, 6-4.

The victory marked a breakthrough for the Scotsman, who has lost all four of his Grand Slam finals, three against Federer.

For Federer, the drubbing marked another Olympic disappointment. Playing in the games for the fourth time, he sought a victory to complete a career Golden Slam but still earned his first singles medal.

From the start, there was no doubting fans' loyalty. Fans waved Union Jacks throughout.

Date created : 2012-08-05

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