Andy Murray became the first player ever to successfully defend his Singles Olympic gold by defeating Argentine Juan Martin del Potro in a four hour long epic finale. Murray is also now the first male player to win two Olympic gold medals in singles, something that even the likes of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are yet to achieve.
It has been an amazing week for the beloved del Potro, who has suffered from some painful physical conditions over the last three years. And this silver, surely announces his comeback.
Having beaten Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal on his way to the final, the Argentine just couldn’t match up to the physical endurance of the Scot. “I fought to my last fingernail,” he said.
Kei Nishikori bagged the bronze medal after beating Rafa Nadal in close three sets.
Here’s how the twitter applauded the champions
Double Gold Medalist @andy_murray Extraterrestrial. Raised by a family in Dunblane, Scotland.
— Jamie Murray (@jamie_murray) August 15, 2016
So happy for @andy_murray for this historic moment! Amazing!!! 2xGolden Man ??
— victoria azarenka (@vika7) August 15, 2016
Back-to-Back Olympic Gold Medals! Congrats on making history tonight @andy_murray
— Kevin Spacey (@KevinSpacey) August 15, 2016
— Mutua Madrid Open (@MutuaMadridOpen) August 15, 2016
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) August 15, 2016
— Paul Annacone (@paul_annacone) August 15, 2016