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Murray 1st to retain Olympic tennis gold

Great Britain’s Andy Murray has created history at the Rio Olympics, becoming the first man or woman to win multiple singles gold medals back-to-back by defeating Juan Martin del Potro.
•    Murray defeated Roger Federer to win his first gold medal in London four years ago.
•    Not only did the 27-year-old defeat both Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, he also defeated Nadal and Roger Federer in succession to win his lone major title at the US Open in 2009.
•    He also reached a career-high ranking of world number four in January 2010.
•    And just recently during, contesting his first Grand Slam tournament in two-and-a-half years, upset two-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka in the second round at Wimbledon last month.
•    Thus, the stage was set for a potential battle of attrition, where the mindsets of Murray and del Potro would be tested both physically and mentally as either player attempted to make history in Rio.
•    The Scot broke early for a 2-0 lead in the opening set and eventually took it 7-5.
 

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