Andy Murray Gets Redemption, Gold Against Roger Federer at the Olympics
It was four Sundays ago today that Andy Murray had to fight back tears after losing to the immortal Roger Federer in the finals at Wimbledon.
Murray was trying to become the first Brit since Fred Perry in 1936 to win at the All England Club. The thirty year old Federer showed the form he’s showed his entire brilliant career and dispatched Murray in four sets.
Today, at the same venue, it was a much different story. Murray looked liked the seasoned vet, and Federer made more unforced errors than I can ever remember.
Murray did what few have ever done, made Federer look mortal in defeat. Perhaps there was some fatigue from his marathon semifinals match against Juan Martin Del Potro, but Federer was tentative and on the defense. Murray, for once, was the aggressor.
The win had to exercise a lot of demons for the 25 year old Murray. It could be the kind of victory that could catapult him to victory at the U.S. Open in a few weeks.