Murray adds to GB glory
Andy Murray turned the tables on Roger Federer to grab tennis gold for Britain on Centre Court.
LONDON - Andy Murray turned the tables on Roger Federer to grab tennis gold for Britain on Wimbledon's Centre Court on Sunday, four weeks to the day after dashing a nation's hopes by losing to him in the Wimbledon final.
The 6-2 6-1 6-4 thrashing of the world number one was the biggest of Murray's career, and extended a dream run for the hosts which delivered six golds on Saturday, including three in the athletics stadium.
"This has been the best way to come back from the Wimbledon final," Murray said. "I watched the athletics last night ... The momentum the team's had over the last week has been so good."
Defeat virtually ended Federer's chances of completing the "golden career slam" of all four grand slam titles and the Olympic singles crown as he will be 34 when the Games moves on to Rio de Janeiro in four years.
Murray is also set to contest the mixed doubles final on Sunday.
The spotlight swings back to athletics later in the day, with Usain Bolt set to answer the nagging question of whether he is still the fastest man on Earth.
The Jamaican won a golden treble with three astonishing world records at the last Olympics in Beijing. But since then he has lost his world title and his aura of invincibility.
Fans hoping the men's 100 metres final (2055 GMT) on the fast London track will top Beijing's may not have been reassured by the sight of Bolt stumbling as he qualified for Sunday's semi-final (1845 GMT). Still, few would bet against him stepping up a gear or several.
The final is also expected to include the three fastest men in history after Bolt - Jamaica's world champion Yohan Blake, compatriot Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay of the United States - meaning Jamaica could scoop the 1-2-3 in London on the eve of the 50th anniversary of its independence from Britain.