Andy Murray gave the Olympics host country its fourth gold in 24 hours by defeating Roger Federer in the men's tennis finals 6-2, 6-1, 6-3 on Sunday. After a back-and-forth to start the match, Murray broke Federer to go up 4-2 in the first set after which the Brit's momentum was unstoppable. Murray went on to sweep nine consecutive games, breaking Federer's serve four times in a row. The victory marks a breakthrough for the Brit, who lost all four of his Grand Slam finals, three against Federer.
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