Federer Misses Out on Gold

Andy Murray beats him for Olympic top spot in tennis
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 5, 2012 10:29 AM CDT
Federer Misses Out on Gold
Switzerland's Roger Federer returns a shot to Britain's Andy Murray during the men's singles gold medal match at Wimbledon, in London, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012.   (Victor R. Caivano)

Andy Murray had Centre Court rocking today, winning gold for the home team and beating Roger Federer 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 in the Olympics tennis final at Wimbledon. The result was a royal rout. Murray swept nine consecutive games, breaking Federer's serve four times in a row. The victory marked a breakthrough for the Scotsman, who has lost all four of his Grand Slam finals, three against Federer.

For Federer, the drubbing marked another Olympic disappointment. Playing in the games for the fourth time, he sought a victory to complete a career Golden Slam but still earned his first singles medal. From the start, there was no doubting fans' loyalty as the crowd waved Union Jacks throughout. (More Roger Federer stories.)

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