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Andy Murray reminds reporter that Serena and Venus exist
1:07 | si wire: rio
Andy Murray reminds reporter that Serena and Venus exist
Monday August 15th, 2016

Andy Murray defeated Juan Martin del Potro on Sunday to earn his second Olympic gold medal, retaining his singles title after winning gold four years ago at the London Olympics.

He became the first tennis player to win singles gold in consecutive Olympics, which he reminded BBC host John Inverdale when he incorrectly asserted Murray was the first player to win two gold medals.

"Well, [first person] to defend the singles title,” Murray said. “I think Venus and Serena have won about four each, but hadn't defended a singles title before."

Watch Murray’s response in the video below.

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Murray won the match 7–5, 4–6, 6–2, 7–5 over Del Potro, who upset Novak Djokovic in the first round of the tournament.

Venus failed to win her fifth Olympic gold medal on Sunday when she and partner Rajeev Ram lost to fellow Americans Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Jack Sock in the mixed doubles final. 

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