London 2012 Olympics: Andy Murray sets up Roger Federer final

Andy Murray battles to an impressive 7-5 7-5 victory over Novak Djokovic to set up a London 2012 final against Roger Federer

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Andy Murray beat Novak Djokovic in exactly two hours Photo: Simonw92, via Flickr

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Andy Murray forced his way past Novak Djokovic in impressive fashion on Centre Court at Wimbledon to guarantee at least a silver medal at the London 2012 Olympics.

Murray clinically disposed of his Serbian rival 7-5 7-5 in exactly two hours to set up a revenge tie against Switzerland’s Roger Federer just a month after his four-set defeat in the Wimbledon final.

Federer had earlier beaten Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro 3-6 7-6 (7-5) 19-17.

Murray said: “The support that I have had over the last month, after Wimbledon, I really needed it.

“Coming here with the motivation of playing in the Olympics and with the support that I have had has been all the motivation that I needed. I am so happy for being in the final and try and go one further.”

The Scot is currently playing some of the best tennis of his career and is looking forward to the chance to bury his demons at SW19.

“It was an unbelievable atmosphere. I saved a lot of break points,” added Murray. “He had a lot of chances in the second set, but I just managed to hang in. It’s amazing.

“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.”

The final will take place on Centre Court at Wimbledon on Sunday.


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