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Andy Murray beats Roger Federer to claim gold medal for Great Britain

Speaking afterwards, the Scot described it as the biggest win of his career to date.

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ANDY MURRAY HAS won gold for Great Britain in the men’s tennis final at Wimbledon, beating Roger Federer in straight sets in front of a packed Centre Court.

Murray won 6-2 6-1 6-4 against the man that beat him in the Wimbledon final earlier this summer.

The 25-year-old from Dunblane said afterwards that the victory was the biggest of his career as he totally outclassed the world number one.

It was clear from early in the first set that Murray was the fresher of the two players – he broke serve in game six and held for 5-2 with two brilliant aces, before burying a backhand passing shot to seal the set.

Murray broke Federer’s first service game of the second set and saved six break points to make it 3-0, and a double fault played right into Murray’s hands, as he served out the second set with aplomb.

Chants of ‘Murray! Murray!’ rang out and the Scot breached Federer’s serve once again in the fifth game of the third set.

He would make no mistakes, dropping just one further point on his own serve, and sealed the gold with an ace before climbing into the stands to embrace his family.

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