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Andy Murray wins second Olympic gold medal

I’m so impressed with the achievements of Andy Murray who has had to play in the shadows of three all-time greats: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

On Sunday, Andy won the gold medal in Olympic singles for the second time (he also won in 2012). The victory comes just a month after Andy won Wimbledon for the second time.

Those wins along with his 2011 US Open title assure Andy of Hall of Fame status and I think he will win several more major crowns before all is said and done.

Andy successfully defended his Olympic title by defeating Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro 7-5 4-6 6-2 7-5.

“I know tonight’s one of the hardest matches that I’ve had to play for a big, big title,” Murray told reporters after the match. “I think the US Open final I played against Novak when I won my first slam was very hard. But tonight I found really difficult.

“Emotionally it was tough. Physically, it was hard. There were so many ups and downs in the match. It was one of the toughest matches that I’ve played to win a big event, for sure.”

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