When a BBC host incorrectly stated that Murray was the first tennis player to win two gold medals, Murray pointed to the successful Olympic careers of Venus and Serena Williams.

By SI Wire
August 15, 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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