Published August 05, 2012
Is it time to rename Henman's Hill "Murray's Mound" on the grounds of Wimbledon?
Exactly five weeks to the day after he lost the Wimbledon finals to Roger Federer, Andy Murray secured some level of redemption Sunday by defeating Federer the 2012 Summer Olympic Men's Singles Tennis finals in straight sets, 6-2, 6-1, 6-4.
Murray, 25, who simply appeared more agile and energetic than the 30-year old Federer en route to winning the gold, was backed by a slew of Great Britain fans who showed favoritism to the hometown kid.
On gold medal point, Murray aced Federer, and the Center Court crowd erupted to a decibel level perhaps never heard before on the historic tennis arena.
Statistically, Murray's performance was dominating, with only 17 unforced errors to Federer's 31. He also converted five of 10 break point chances and won 80 percent (35 of 44) of his first serves.