Murray defeats Federer

Andy Murray defeated seven-time Wimbledon champion Rodger Federer to win gold in the final of the men's Olympic singles on Sunday. It was not the Scot's only medal on the day, as he teamed up with Laura Robson to claim silver in the mixed doubles.

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Laura Robson and Andy Murray to play for Olympic gold

Laura Robson and Andy Murray
Laura Robson and Andy Murray have formed a formidable on court partnership. Credit: Rebecca Naden/PA Wire

British tennis stars Laura Robson and Andy Murray will play for an Olympic gold after booking their place in tomorrow's mixed doubles finals.

A 6-1, 7-6, 10-7 win in their semi-final against German pair Sabine Lisicki and Christopher Kas on Wimbledon's Court One secured at least a silver for Team GB.

The British pair claimed the first set in barely 20 minutes, but saw an advantage in the second set slip away as the Germans won a tie-break.

That set up a third set shootout, in which both sides battle to win 10 points.

Robson and Murray held their nerve, winning the decider 10-7, to make the final.

Murray will play for double gold tomorrow as he challenge's Swiss master Roger Federer in the men's singles final, a repeat of the recent Wimbledon final.

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Murray and Robson through to mixed doubles semi-final

Murray and Robson won their mixed doubles quarter final in three sets. Credit: PA

Andy Murray and Laura Robson thrilled the Centre Court crowd at Wimbledon by reaching the Olympic mixed doubles semi-finals.

The British pair managed an unexpected victory over Australian opponents, holding their nerve to beat Lleyton Hewitt and Samantha Stosur 6-3 3-6 10-8.

The win secures a place in a semi-final against Germany's Sabine Lisicki and Christopher Kas, scheduled to take place later this afternoon.

Andy Murray races into third round of men's singles

Andy Murray claimed victory over Finland's Jarkko Nieminen in 61 minutes
Andy Murray claimed victory over Finland's Jarkko Nieminen in 61 minutes Credit: Rebecca Naden/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Andy Murray raced into the third round of the men's singles at the Olympic tennis tournament with a dominant 6-2 6-4 victory over Finland's Jarkko Nieminen at Centre Court.

The third seed, who will also play mixed doubles with Laura Robson here, looked in fine fettle and next faces Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis, who he recently beat in the third round of Wimbledon.

Andy Murray: Olympics not about revenge

Andy Murray will not be thinking about revenge for his Wimbledon final defeat when he takes to the courts of the All England Club again this weekend for the start of his Olympic campaign.

The world number four left Centre Court in tears two and a half weeks ago after a four-set loss to Roger Federer in his first Wimbledon final.

Andy Murray during the TeamGB press conference at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.
Andy Murray during the TeamGB press conference at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. Credit: PA Wire

The 25-year-old said: "It's not about revenge. I'm not going to be playing Roger Federer possibly unless we both get to the final so that's a long way away.

"I think I needed a tournament like this to get ready for in order to get over the disappointment of losing in the Wimbledon final. This has come at the right time.

"I got back on the practise court after only a few days off, normally I would have taken a lot longer. But we'll have to wait and see. Playing at Wimbledon has always brought the best out of me and I don't see why that won't be the case again."

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