Murray beats Djokovic to face Federer in Olympic tennis final

Murray beats Djokovic to face Federer in Olympic tennis final

PanARMENIAN.Net - Britain's Andy Murray will meet Roger Federer in the Olympic men's singles final on Sunday, August 5, after securing a straight-sets win over Novak Djokovic, BBC News reported.

Murray beat the Serb world number two 7-5 7-5 in exactly two hours on Wimbledon's Centre Court and is now guaranteed at least a silver medal.

Standing between the Briton and the biggest title of his career is Federer, who beat him in the Wimbledon final.

The Swiss overcame Juan Martin del Potro 3-6 7-6 (7-5) 19-17.

Murray said: "I just wanted to try and win a medal, for the team, for the country and lastly for myself. I'm so happy, I would love to win the gold medal.

"Before the tournament started that was the goal, to try and win a medal. So to guarantee a medal is great and I'll go for it in the final."

Federer admitted to being "extremely drained" by the marathon encounter, but he was finished more than an hour before Murray started against Djokovic.

In addition, Murray must play at least one mixed doubles match with Laura Robson on Saturday after their quarter-final against Lleyton Hewitt and Sam Stosur was delayed.

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