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Andy Murray defeats Roger Federer in the men's singles

Britain's Andy Murray collected two medals on Sunday. Photo: Rebecca Naden/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Andy Murray claimed two Olympic medals after a momentous Sunday on Wimbledon's Centre Court.

The Scot banished the heartbreaking memories of his Wimbledon final defeat against Roger Federer by beating the Swiss tennis legend on the same court to take the Olympic men's title.

He then joined Laura Robson in the mixed doubles where, despite a brave effort, they lost out in the deciding tie-break.

Just 28 days ago Murray was reduced to tears on Centre Court after being beaten by the world number one, but today he overpowered Federer to claim an emphatic straight sets victory.

Murray embraces with Federer on the medal podium. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The atmosphere was electric with cries of "Team GB, Team GB, Team GB" and was noticeably more raucous than Wimbledon men's final day.

And if Murray had any demons after his Wimbledon final defeat, he definitely overcame them as he swept away Federer in less than two hours.

He sank to his knees in the moment of victory, then climbed into the players' box to embrace his girlfriend Kim Sears and proud mother Judy.

It's number one for me - the biggest win of my life.

– Andy Murray

Murray, who sang the national anthem at the men's singles medal ceremony, inflicted Federer's heaviest ever defeat on the courts of the All England Club, sealing the 6-2 6-1 6-4 victory with an ace.

He said he took inspiration from the crowd and from British success in the Olympic Stadium last night.

"They were unbelievable, it's not just here but all of the events I've watched."

Murray climbed up to the players' box after his victory. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Murray continued: "I watched the athletics last night and it was amazing.

"The momentum I think the teams have from the last couple of days has been so good."

Prime Minister David Cameron, along with many other public figures and supporters worldwide, congratulated the Scot on Twitter:

Murray, who became the first Briton to win a men's singles gold medal since 1908, could not add a mixed doubles title to his name late into Sunday evening. Alongside Robson, the duo lost to Belarusians Max Mirnyi and Victoria Azarenka.

Murray and Robson lost to Belarus in the final of the mixed doubles. Credit: Reuters

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