Andy Murray defeats Juan Martin del Potro for second Olympic gold

Sunday August 14th, 2016

Great Britain’s Andy Murray successfully defended his Olympic tennis title on Sunday, defeating Argentine Juan Martin del Potro in the gold medal match. 

Murray won the match 7–5, 4–6, 6–2, 7–5 and made history by becoming the first person to win back-to-back Olympic gold after claiming the title in the 2012 London Games.

He has reached the final of each grand slam so far this season, winning his second Wimbledon title and losing in France and Australia. Murray is currently the No. 2 player in the world.

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Del Potro was hoping for his first win in a major tournament since he bested Roger Federer in the 2009 US Open final. He had previously won an Olympic medal, earning the bronze in London four years ago. 

Kei Nishikori of Japan defeated Rafael Nadal of Spain to claim the bronze medal earlier in the day. 

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