IT was not a Grand Slam title conquest, but Andy Murray’s belated victory at the All England Club earned him revenge against Wimbledon conqueror Roger Federer and gold medal in the 2012 London Olympics.
The 25-year-old Scot clobbered the 30-year-old Swiss master 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 to the delight of the home fans who just four weeks ago saw their man get beaten by the visitor on Center Court in the Wimbledon final.
It was a big win for Murray, who has yet to win a Grand Slam title but has come close several times—reaching the final thrice only to fall short against Federer.
Federer owns 17 Grand Slam singles crowns, including seven Wimbledon singles titles, and an Olympic tennis men's doubles gold with Stanislas Wawrinka in the 2008 Beijing Games.
Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro bagged the bronze with a 7-5, 6-4 victory over former world No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia.