Men's Tennis, Gold Medal Singles: Roger Federer Wants Golden Slam, Andy Murray Redemption

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Published August 05, 2012

| SBNation

As massive as the women's singles tennis final on Saturday was, the men's clash for gold on Sunday at the 2012 Olympics is arguably a lot bigger. Great Britain's Andy Murray will get a second shot to win at Wimbledon in a month — but he'll have to beat Roger Federer, who is looking for a Golden Slam, to do it.

Federer is likely to come into the final significantly lower on energy — he required four hours and 26 minutes to beat Juan Martin Del Potro in three sets on Friday — but he has owned Murray of late, winning six of their last eight meetings and both in 2012. The two men are 8-8 against each other overall, but winning Olympic gold might be slightly better than taking the lead in their lifetime series.

Federer has won a career Grand Slam and is looking for a gold medal to add to it, which would make him the third man after Andre Agassi and Rafael Nadal to accomplish the feat.

Del Potro and Novak Djokovic, who fell in straight sets to Murray, will play for bronze after the conclusion of the women's gold medal match.

NBC will show the entirety of the men's gold medal singles match live. Play begins at 9 a.m. Eastern.

For more on the Olympics, check out SB Nation's London 2012 Olympics Hub. For more on Olympic tennis, follow the 2012 Olympic tennis section.

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