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Olympics Final: Murray destroys Federer 6-2 6-1 6-4

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LinkMage
08-05-2012, 04:14 PM
Congrats Murray. Utter thrashing.

Fed moving like a panzer to his FH side.


Fed gets a Silver medal and now only needs a Bronze medal to complete his resume. :rocker2:


Only thing that bugs me is that Fed is again down in the H2H against Murray after equalling it. :(

william_renshaw
08-05-2012, 04:14 PM
Congratulations to Gold medallist andy murray

Will winning the olympics do for Murray what winning the davis cup did for djokovic?

Rafa is the GOAT
08-05-2012, 04:14 PM
Murray rocks
I've always respected Murray but even more now.
:worship::worship::worship:
Roger did not get his Gold Medal
But he always just can open his trophy closet and enjoy 17 of the most important titles in tennis
But Murray:worship::worship::worship:, you rock

Chirag
08-05-2012, 04:14 PM
outplayed completely :worship:

Murray deserved it

venky91
08-05-2012, 04:14 PM
Congrats.

Fed was completely outplayed. Even in the 3rd set I didn't think it was particularly close.

Oh well, regroup and move on for Fed.

azinna
08-05-2012, 04:15 PM
Outplayed indeed. You have to give serious props to Andy for that level of play.

...

shadows
08-05-2012, 04:15 PM
GB on a roll.

Fed played one of his worst matches in forever for whatever reason.

Looner
08-05-2012, 04:15 PM
Oh well, Fed won the silver and deserves all the praise for fighting against exhaustion, a pathetic crowd and a DelPo.

Well done, Muzzah, you deserved something big like this man. Enjoy and I hope this propels you to play better and get that craved slam. Shame you had to deny Roger but I guess if he had to lose one, this one was meaningless compared to Wimbledon.

Pratik
08-05-2012, 04:15 PM
Terrible match from Federer, especially the second set.
I guess it is asking too much from a 31 year old after the gruelling SF.

Good win for Murray. Better player by miles today. His first Bo5 final against any of the top 3. Should do wonders for his confidence.

Revan
08-05-2012, 04:15 PM
Lolfed.

cobalt60
08-05-2012, 04:15 PM
So deserved!

Jaz
08-05-2012, 04:15 PM
Federer was just bad.

GOAT = Fed
08-05-2012, 04:16 PM
dammit murray not on the roof.

Does he not do something which Nadal doesn't?

nole_no1
08-05-2012, 04:16 PM
:speakles: Federer was outplayed

Dr.Slice
08-05-2012, 04:16 PM
Well, Federer did look tired at times, but Murray was amazing throughout the match. Just insane level for most of the match. Congrats to his fans.

ZaZoo)
08-05-2012, 04:16 PM
Muzza saving tennis like a boss :worship:

cya old clown :bigwave:

TRASHED

br.w
08-05-2012, 04:16 PM
King of grass

n8
08-05-2012, 04:16 PM
So happy for Murray!

EliSter
08-05-2012, 04:16 PM
Garbage lost, good for tennis. Congratz to Mugray.

HeretiC
08-05-2012, 04:16 PM
Quite a trashing despite close scoreline in the third. It wasn't close gamewise. For a couple of sets Federer even played better from the ground than against Del Potro , but he didn't served as well as couple of days ago. His face expression after being "bageled" said that he would rather swap the Wimbledon win from the last month for the gold medal in here. I doubt he will be a big factor in the next games (if he even plays then). This could be a big turn in Murray's career. :yeah:

Fedexex
08-05-2012, 04:16 PM
Ughhh What a missed opportunity.:facepalm:

allpro
08-05-2012, 04:16 PM
andy, you're my fucking hero....

habibko
08-05-2012, 04:16 PM
he finally wins Wimbledon and still he doesn't get the Wimbledon trophy :spit:

well deserved Muzz :yeah:

venky91
08-05-2012, 04:16 PM
Federer's ground game was just not existent today. He was truly bad. Murray played nice attacking tennis.

SerialKillerToBe
08-05-2012, 04:16 PM
Terrible match from Federer, especially the second set.
I guess it is asking too much from a 31 year old after the gruelling SF.

Good win for Murray. Better player by miles today. His first Bo5 final against any of the top 3. Should do wonders for his confidence.

I don't think this should even matter much as far as Bo5 is concerned. This is about as far from a 5 set match as possible.

Federer in 2
08-05-2012, 04:16 PM
Given this result, I couldn't possibly be less devastated. Murray deserves it, and I'm happy for this great guy who I like so much.

Federer, rest for the HC season! ;)

Rafa is the GOAT
08-05-2012, 04:16 PM
Murray rocks
I've always respected Murray but even more now.
:worship::worship::worship:
Roger did not get his Gold Medal
But he always just can open his trophy closet and enjoy 17 of the most important titles in tennis
But Murray:worship::worship::worship:, you rock

Burrow
08-05-2012, 04:17 PM
This feels strange. Murray going up to his crew.

Feels anti-climatic.

At least he didn't act like a knob afterwards.

rinnegan
08-05-2012, 04:17 PM
So the only way that Murray can win a best of five final is if all the other matches were best of three. :shrug:

But well done, I suppose. It's good to know that the supposed GOAT (1) is Nadal's bitch, and (2) has never won an Olympic gold medal on his own unlike his greatest rival.

Chris Kuerten
08-05-2012, 04:17 PM
Well done, Andy Williams.

BroTree123
08-05-2012, 04:17 PM
Federer didn't have his legs attached to his body today. Was a shame, but it was sort of expected after that marathon. Congrats to Mugray I guess :o

MuzzahLovah
08-05-2012, 04:17 PM
I'm still crying. So beautiful my heart.

henke007
08-05-2012, 04:17 PM
I am thinking like this, had Roger lost the long match to Delpo he would have been on 4th place :) Congrats Murray on the Gold and Roger and Delpo on Silver & Bronze :bigclap:

AntiTennis
08-05-2012, 04:17 PM
oh well :sad: poor Roger

LaFuria
08-05-2012, 04:17 PM
RIP Tennis

finishingmove
08-05-2012, 04:17 PM
Oh well, Fed won the silver and deserves all the praise for fighting against exhaustion, a pathetic crowd and a DelPo.

Pathetic crowd?

Should the Brits cheer for Federer when their countryman is fighting against him to secure a Gold medal for his country?

What a deluded, self-righteous statement.

Mechlan
08-05-2012, 04:18 PM
GO ANDY! So so happy for him. Great win.

tennizen
08-05-2012, 04:18 PM
Too big from Murray. This Wimbledon was such a lucky turn of events for him. Not as much pressure because of all the other events. Hopefully this helps him mentally. Would be nice if Delpo and Murray can challenge the others on a regular basis.

Juz78
08-05-2012, 04:18 PM
Well deserved Andy, Fed wasn't there today...

Linguae^
08-05-2012, 04:18 PM
Rigged, rigged, rigged, rigged, NID.

BigJohn
08-05-2012, 04:18 PM
What a great result for Murray. :)

scarecrows
08-05-2012, 04:18 PM
well done Murray, one of his best performance ever

Federer was terrible but even his Wimbledon final form wouldnt have been enough today

retister
08-05-2012, 04:18 PM
OMG, will you friggin' win a slam now, you dope?

lazybear
08-05-2012, 04:18 PM
That was a major ass whopping. Congrats Andy, and you too Roger for the silver! It's a great achievement as well.

LocoPorElTenis
08-05-2012, 04:18 PM
Mugerer... Del Potro would've done much better.

Congrats to Murray and team GB :hatoff:

HDW
08-05-2012, 04:18 PM
ahahhaha federror, what happened?!

tealeaves
08-05-2012, 04:18 PM
Federer's BP conversion 0/9 :tape:

Horrible match for him (he looked lacklustre throughout) and well done Murray for winning it.

Vinceremo
08-05-2012, 04:18 PM
:o Deserved though. Grats to all his fans and the British in general.

Andy could win a 2nd gold medal in mixed doubles later too.

lalaland
08-05-2012, 04:19 PM
So so so happy for Andy, the gold medalist.

stuey87
08-05-2012, 04:19 PM
We Brits have waited since 1986 to celebrate any winning performance by Great Britain (as a nation) in tennis - I'm in tears.

bouncer7
08-05-2012, 04:19 PM
No Gold for Frauderer. First Nadal and now Murray >>> Silverer. So bad he is born always to be second :(

Ashlar77
08-05-2012, 04:19 PM
Andy, what a stunning display :bowdown: :hearts: Unbelievable.

Roger, such a shame, what a strange and listless performance. Inexplicable. :speakles:

Fujee
08-05-2012, 04:19 PM
Murray take a bow, you were so solid.

Federer you were so bad. I am utterly dissapointed.

Forever the GOAT, but some things are just not meant to be.

scoobs
08-05-2012, 04:19 PM
Andy - amazing.

Roger was very poor today though. But it still needed to be done, and Andy stepped up. Incredible.

MuzzahLovah
08-05-2012, 04:19 PM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fCHrP42VCL8/UBm6eb6hfRI/AAAAAAAAALA/DvCINOa-xZo/s1600/those-are-tears-of-joy-ash-is-finally-dead.gif

rinnegan
08-05-2012, 04:19 PM
They should also give Murray the silver medal.

Jafooli
08-05-2012, 04:19 PM
Amazing, just amazing. :sobbing:

Absolutely made up for him.

HelenShivers
08-05-2012, 04:19 PM
Olderer needs to retire.

Jaz
08-05-2012, 04:19 PM
Federer can't equal Nadal in singles olympics gold, what a loser :lol:

But he has a Gold and a Silver. :confused:

Juz78
08-05-2012, 04:19 PM
a pathetic crowd

Looner the Loony?

barbadosan
08-05-2012, 04:20 PM
Congrats to Murray, and big hug to Fed. May not be the colour medal you wanted, but still a great job to get the silver :)

Jagermeister
08-05-2012, 04:20 PM
RIP Tennis

Really? Why is that?

Roger finally looked his age...the semifinal just taxed him too much. He was playing with cinder blocks attached to his feet. Murray was just too fleet-footed and consistent today.

Good for Murray. Can't say I'm a big fan but I think it'll be great if he wins a Slam and really earns his place at the table with Roger, Rafa, and Djoker.

Lleyton_
08-05-2012, 04:20 PM
Goldray http://www.thesmilies.com/smilies/sports/goldmedal.gif Finally won something special. Not sure how this will translate into the slams but could be what he needed. We'll see.

Silver in Wimbledon > gold in Beijing http://www.thesmilies.com/smilies/silly/smirk.gif

jonas
08-05-2012, 04:20 PM
As a Federer fan I am truly and greatly happy for Andy.
He deserved this victory so much.
Andy is a great player who has grown alot mentally the last year or so.
Maybe this will be a ice breaker for him, as far as the GS are concerned.
Congrats Andy Murray and all your fans. :worship:

tyruk14
08-05-2012, 04:20 PM
Murray deserved at least one big title for his dedication and effort in getting to threatening positions at the tail ends of these larger tournaments. Well done to him. Would have been nice to see Federer win the gold, go to Flushing Meadows and beat Nadal in the fifth set tiebreak beneath the lights on Arthur Ashe before calling it a career, but it was not to be.

SapELee
08-05-2012, 04:20 PM
Congrats to Murray, well played.

Btw, I have never seen the British crowd so fired up. What a great Olympics this turn out to be for Team GB :yeah:.

finishingmove
08-05-2012, 04:20 PM
Great day for tennis. Greatest win of Murray's career. Hopefully he can use this experience in a positive way for the future.

Arkulari
08-05-2012, 04:20 PM
Congrats to Muzza: amazing match, very deserved victory. :yeah:

Of course childlish haters are jizzing over this result :spit: that shows the level of maturity present in this forum :rolleyes:

Bigselber
08-05-2012, 04:20 PM
Federer played horrible, the semifinal ruined his chances in the final. A silver is still very good though, now get some rest champ and come back firing for the US open!
Great tournament for Murray, congratulations to him and his fans !

HKz
08-05-2012, 04:20 PM
Definitely thought Federer would step it up, so very unexpected how he played. Congratulations to Murray, thoroughly deserved :worship:

Love all the bitter Noletards in here though

shiaben
08-05-2012, 04:20 PM
As a FedERROR fan. I'm happy for Murray. He was demoralized at Wimbledon. Hopefully this gold medal will help alleviate some of that stress and pain. He defeated Djokovic and Federer in a small run here hopefully he can use this gold medal triumph to win either Australia or Wimbledon next year as I believe his greatest chances are in those two tournaments.

fast_clay
08-05-2012, 04:21 PM
this will be the catalyst for domination much in the same way 2010 Davis Cup was the initial spark for Djokovic

alter ego
08-05-2012, 04:21 PM
ahahhaha federror, what happened?!

4h30 minutes match in the semifinal, age 31. Nothing in the tank for the final that's what happened.

tangerine_dream
08-05-2012, 04:21 PM
Luckerer's luck finally runs out.

Congrats to Murray and GB.

6-2 6-1 6-4 warm regards....

Wolfy
08-05-2012, 04:21 PM
Murray probably going to win his slam now

Pratik
08-05-2012, 04:21 PM
I don't think this should even matter much as far as Bo5 is concerned. This is about as far from a 5 set match as possible.

What matters is his confidence when he faces any of the top 3 in a slam again.

IOFH
08-05-2012, 04:21 PM
Murray played a good match, although even with the completely lopsided tennis he still got occasionally tight. Deserved.

Fed completely without legs, I'm guessing all the matches he's played to get to #1 finally got to him and there was just nothing left from the start of the match. Probably the first time I've seen him like that (if there is no injury, hopefully not), but it had to happen some time. Still kept on fighting till the end which was admirable. :worship:

Deathless Mortal
08-05-2012, 04:21 PM
Awful match by Fed, although Murray did play very well. The match against Del Potro was like a 5-setter with a few tiebreaks, and he had 2 days to rest so he shouldn't have been that tired. I feel bad for Murray, won Wimbledon but is still slamless and will remain so.

Orka_n
08-05-2012, 04:21 PM
Federer can never be GOATlol stop whining, clown.

Murray played inspired tennis, he was just not going to lose in front of this crowd again. Has a real shot at the USO, who would have thought.

Federer, on the other hand... I have NEVER seen him play with this little confidence. After he lost that fourth game in the second he was done for. He shanked backhands, forehands... Mind-boggling really. Maybe the pressure got to him for once. Funny for a guy who's won 17 slams. Too bad he didn't get that elusive gold after all his waiting, but the better player today won. At least Roger has a medal now.

cutesteve22
08-05-2012, 04:21 PM
Roger...:sad: Maybe it is the last chance.
Congrats to Andy, well deserved, also hope you could win slam soon. :)

Mark Lenders
08-05-2012, 04:21 PM
As you age, more than your tennis ability it's your ability to recover from match to match that most declines. At 31, it was highly unlikely that Federer would recover from his incredibly grueling semifinal, both physically and mentally. I had said it in the WWW thread and so it happened.

Federer was drained and Murray pounced on it. Congrats to Murray, great tournament from him, winning gold for GB is a great achievement.

sexybeast
08-05-2012, 04:22 PM
Murray deserves it more than anyone, the unluckiest player of the open era might have started to make that u-turn in his career.

I dont really belive even a more rested Federer would have stopped this Murray, he was incredible. Federer was not very good at all ofcourse, but it made no differense.

Kworb
08-05-2012, 04:22 PM
No idea why Federer played the way he did when this was the main thing he had left to achieve. Didn't even seem that bothered by the loss.

Murray played well, glad that he finally has a huge and very important title, and made his country proud. He is too talented, too good to always stay empty-handed. Well deserved.

Ben.
08-05-2012, 04:22 PM
So relieved for Murray. This helps get the monkey off his back a bit.

Really impressed with his focus and determination in these last two matches. There was very little of his usual negative attitude. Hopefully this is just his coming out party.

ciprianned
08-05-2012, 04:22 PM
what a scoreline ... :|

zlaja777
08-05-2012, 04:22 PM
Congrats Murray.

cardio
08-05-2012, 04:22 PM
Murka delivered at last . Is it turn of the tide on slams also - we will see soon .

Steelq
08-05-2012, 04:22 PM
Murray finally wins a best of 5 final,and guess what it's not a slam,oh irony.

No career golden slam for Roger,he blew up his final chance too easy,maybe a perfect time to retire for his fans?

River
08-05-2012, 04:22 PM
Murray needed this so much more than Federer. And while I'm not a fan of either, it's great to see Murray win something. Amazing result, and the crowd going wild just made it all that sweeter.

rocketassist
08-05-2012, 04:22 PM
:woohoo:

Fantastic moment, delighted for him, can see what it meant. Just boss.

Olympic champion. :D

RogerFan82
08-05-2012, 04:22 PM
Well deserved ANdy !!! Feel bad for Petro. He should have been in the final.

Roger, not sure I have ever seen anything like this. Good luck and hope you get your mojo back .

No medal ceremony afer the match. Both guys going to the locker room imemdiately after the match . Murray after a brief celebration with family and friends.

Lol !! That shows the importance of the event , I guess.

Regenbogen
08-05-2012, 04:23 PM
Oh my god, this is glorious. Murray, you are awesome. :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Even made it relatively easy on my nerves. Wow.

iramlatif
08-05-2012, 04:23 PM
How nice! Fully deserves his glory.

JurajCrane
08-05-2012, 04:23 PM
Rock solid from Murray. Before Wimbledon final I said "Roger should rather win this Wimbledon than Olympics" and I am still standing behind it.

But so nice to see Rafa and Djokotards writing here shameful comments ;) Silver is very good in long-run.

Doully
08-05-2012, 04:23 PM
Andy Dementieva :hearts:

electronicmusic
08-05-2012, 04:23 PM
Congrats to Murray and his fans! Splendid performance.

Absolute Anthropoid
08-05-2012, 04:24 PM
Congrats Murray. I admit as a Fed fan this match was painful to watch but Murray played incredibly well.

LastRocket
08-05-2012, 04:24 PM
Luckray saved by Delpo, but well deserved.

Juz78
08-05-2012, 04:24 PM
Roger has gold and silver now, nothing to be ashamed about... all he needs is a bronze in Rio!

tennis2tennis
08-05-2012, 04:24 PM
As a Swiss I'm very sad but if I wanted anyone other than Roger or Stan to win it was Andy...As a Federer fan I just hope this means Andy will be a stumbling block for Novak and Rafa in the slams:devil:

evilmindbulgaria
08-05-2012, 04:24 PM
Congratulations to Murray, absolutely deserved gold medal! The biggest title (so far) in his career, you could tell how much it meant to him winning Gold for Britain!

River
08-05-2012, 04:24 PM
And FINALLY, the Royal 6 of my signature has come true. All 6, all winners of a Grand Slam and/or a Medal. A truly accomplished group in this era. All six have made multiple GS finals, won GS trophies, and Olympic medals.

What a fantastic group!

rhinooooo
08-05-2012, 04:25 PM
Well done Muzza. Very inspired tennis. Nice to see him finally playing more aggressive and mature tennis consistently.

US Open shaping up to be pretty interesting, hopefully Murray and Potro can maintain some form for that.

The Fearhand
08-05-2012, 04:25 PM
RIP Roger.

timafi
08-05-2012, 04:25 PM
sooooooooo happy Wimbledon for did Murray what the USO did for Andy Roddick in 2003,you can THANK Juan Martin Del Potro :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

BigJohn
08-05-2012, 04:25 PM
Roger has gold and silver now, nothing to be ashamed about... all he needs is a bronze in Rio!

Nice positive thinking :yeah:

TennisOnWood
08-05-2012, 04:25 PM
Hells bloody bells.. he destroyed him

Scotland the brave

IOFH
08-05-2012, 04:25 PM
BTW, what medals did Nadal and Djokovic, in their primes no less, get?

syc23
08-05-2012, 04:25 PM
Murray denies Fed the golden slam! Somewhere Nadal will be laughing so hard :)

Hopefully this will finally lift him over the mental hurdle and go onto win his first slam.

duong
08-05-2012, 04:26 PM
Congrats Andy :yeah: :clap2:

He played an on fire match, it's as simple as that, I hope it will be good for him in the future, maybe already in the US Open :shrug:

Roger didn't play bad in first two sets, nothing to say other than the opponent was too good.

Now I know MTF both haters and Fedtards will be full of stupid theories to explain taht like that Surcouf I had forgotten in my ignore-list :lol:

Congrats Andy :yeah: :D

Mystique
08-05-2012, 04:26 PM
Too good Murray. Credit where it is due. He just played a perfect match. Roger just had nothing going for him today. Added to it, a little fatigue from the semis? Maybe a little, but even a fully fresh Fed would have had a tough time today with the way Murray was playing (and focusing). Too good.

Roger deserved better after the effort he put in last friday, but really, winning silver isnt so bad, he won a medal for his country. True, he couldnt complete his resume and win the Golden Slam (which he perhaps deserves more than any one really). But still, its not because of lack of trying. He had the burden of carrying a whole nation, it showed in all the 4 olympics that he played. Still he managed to get something out of this one. As a fan, I am of course disappointed today that he didnt take his chances in the first two sets (0/9 BPs was iot?) but it was just one of those days :shrug: A silver and a Gold from the 4 olympics he has contested. Great effort Rog :yeah:

So great for Murray to finally break through, he deserves this fully, the crowd really carried him so much. He must be wishing Wimbledon had been the same. However, he really tried to destroy Roger there, I do not think the Swiss is going to take kindly come Flushing Meadows :armed: You just may have shot yourself in the toe Andy ;) j/k...maybe this will be a springboard for him. Great reaction anyway after the wimbledon disappointment. I am no fan but well done Andy :yeah:

superslam77
08-05-2012, 04:26 PM
what in the world?

guess silver isn't bad.

Nole fan
08-05-2012, 04:26 PM
Murray. :woohoo:
He won the gold medal trashing Federer in the final. :drool:
He's become a man. This could be the start of big things for Andy, so happy. :D
Federer, maybe in your next lifetime. :hug:

MuzzahLovah
08-05-2012, 04:26 PM
5 sets vs Djokovic and Federer. 5 for Murray. Not too shabby. :D

henke007
08-05-2012, 04:26 PM
Medal ceremony about to begin :)

Looner
08-05-2012, 04:26 PM
As you age, more than your tennis ability it's your ability to recover from match to match that most declines. At 31, it was highly unlikely that Federer would recover from his incredibly grueling semifinal, both physically and mentally. I had said it in the WWW thread and so it happened.

Federer was drained and Murray pounced on it. Congrats to Murray, great tournament from him, winning gold for GB is a great achievement.

Indeed, good for Murray. If RF had to lose against any of the top 4, Muzz is 100% my choice. I hope he really gets some confidence going and starts destroying Nadal and Djokovic on the US HCs (the fast ones) as often as he should with the game and talent he has.


This gives GB their 17th gold and this is only 2 short of their gold medal totals in Beijing where it seemed they outdid themselves :eek:. Congratulations to them even though I hoped Muzz would win his gold in mixed this time around.

The crowd were really pathetic and cheering for errors. Obviously, not tennis fans or anything close to that, so sort of expected but still tough for Fed to face such a tough opponent. Nadull had the old man Gonzalez but what else is new.

See you in Cincy, Roger, where you should do well and keep your #1 :D.

karool
08-05-2012, 04:26 PM
That's Federer without the roof.

rickcastle
08-05-2012, 04:26 PM
Congratulations to Murray for a great tournament and victory! Sad for Federer, probably his last chance for that singles gold but he had so many chances in the past anyway, it just wasn't meant to be.

Burrow
08-05-2012, 04:27 PM
Murray didn't play any better than he did in the Wimbledon final. He played very well in the first set of the Wimbledon final and then Federer raised his level. Sort of refreshing to see no sight of Djokovic and Nadal.

samanosuke
08-05-2012, 04:27 PM
obviously i am very disappointed because this was Fed's last chance for a singles gold medal but the truth needs to be told and Fed didn't deserved this win. survived some big scares in last few months and match like this was long time coming. congarts to Murray, well deserved win, was the best trough hole tournament. Always knew his only chance to win a huge match against big 3 was waiting for Fed to appear like today . Still don't believe he is capable to beat Nole or Nadal in slam final. Still see him going away when somebody makes it close. Even today only times he was making few errors was when Fed played few decent points. Just 0/9 on BPs was beyond pathetic. Would like to be wrong in Murray's case because after all breakdowns Murray is coming back and deserves to win a slam one day

Dr. Frankenfed
08-05-2012, 04:27 PM
Well deserved. Congrats to Team Britain. some nice scenes after he won the match.
After this crule semi-final Fed didn't have much left in his tank, both mentally and physically and
was destroyed by Murray's cc FH.
It's quite nice that the two best grass-courters of this season share both big titles.

Does anybody knows when the ceremony takes place?

uxyzapenje
08-05-2012, 04:27 PM
Congrats to Murray and Sapeod :D

denisgiann
08-05-2012, 04:28 PM
So...the male Dementieva is born.....

tennizen
08-05-2012, 04:28 PM
Oh yeah, congrats to lil' Sapeod. He is on course with his prediction that 2013 will be Murray's best year ever.

Burrow
08-05-2012, 04:28 PM
And FINALLY, the Royal 6 of my signature has come true. All 6, all winners of a Grand Slam and/or a Medal. A truly accomplished group in this era. All six have made multiple GS finals, won GS trophies, and Olympic medals.

What a fantastic group!

When did Roddick win an Olympic medal?

swebright
08-05-2012, 04:28 PM
Congrats, Andy. Job well done.:worship:

This could be the highest point of your career ....... But still not even a one slam wonder.:devil:
I just hope you can win it all at USO and go next big step.

I don't know how Roger feels, but he doesn't seem too upset. Huge opportunities lost though. I was happily rooting for Murray just for him to have a confidence boost. He can destroy the BIG 3 from now on !!!!!!!!:devil:

Johnbert
08-05-2012, 04:28 PM
congrats to murray. better player won today. only thing i'm dissapointed is the scoreline. never thought fed would get such a beatdown in th final. anyway, murray deserves this. especially after that lost wimby-final.

buddyholly
08-05-2012, 04:28 PM
It was simply that Murray was not the sole target of the British tabloids this time around. There are a zillion more sports stars to be writing about. If they close the Sun, Mirror, Mail etc for two weeks he can win Wimbledon easy.

Arkulari
08-05-2012, 04:28 PM
Well what do we have here, apart from 1 or 2 clowns, the Fed fans have been gracious in defeat.

On the other hand, the clowns are rejoicing over a loss and not celebrating a win.

Never In Doubt. MTF :haha:

finishingmove
08-05-2012, 04:29 PM
Oh yeah, congrats to lil' Sapeod. He is on course with his prediction that 2013 will be Murray's best year ever.

Won't the world end by then?

rocketassist
08-05-2012, 04:30 PM
Well what do we have here, apart from 1 or 2 clowns, the Fed fans have been gracious in defeat.

On the other hand, the clowns are rejoicing over a loss and not celebrating a win.

Never In Doubt. MTF :haha:

Yup.

Federer fans :hatoff:

Doully
08-05-2012, 04:30 PM
BTW, what medals did Nadal and Djokovic, in their primes no less, get?

A gold? :silly:

buddyholly
08-05-2012, 04:30 PM
When did Roddick win an Olympic medal?

River said Slam and/or medal. Pay attention.

BroTree123
08-05-2012, 04:30 PM
Well what do we have here, apart from 1 or 2 clowns, the Fed fans have been gracious in defeat.

On the other hand, the clowns are rejoicing over a loss and not celebrating a win.

Never In Doubt. MTF :haha:

Is it ever so surprising Nat? :o

samanosuke
08-05-2012, 04:30 PM
Asa big Fed fan and big respecter of Olympic games, if I had to choose between this match and Wimby final with think would take Wimby final. Regardless how much OG means to Fed he would also take the same i think

Burrow
08-05-2012, 04:30 PM
Anyone think the writing on the screen such as "Andy Murray Gold Medalist" looks like something off an Xbox game?

IOFH
08-05-2012, 04:31 PM
Good to see Fed isn't taking this loss hard, probably knew he wouldn't have enough before the match.

Meanwhile Djokovic sobbing on his way to vulturing Toronto :spit:

River
08-05-2012, 04:31 PM
I'm just glad someone else won for a change outside of the Big 3.

Honestly, while I like this era a lot, it was looking like a revolving door.

buddyholly
08-05-2012, 04:31 PM
Murray didn't play any better than he did in the Wimbledon final. He played very well in the first set of the Wimbledon final and then Federer raised his level. Sort of refreshing to see no sight of Djokovic and Nadal.

And that is why I am still looking forward to a week at the Rogers.

Glad Federer is not coming now. They would never get a match finished - play would be called for too many wet tears on the court.

Arkulari
08-05-2012, 04:32 PM
Roger didn't look too disappointed, he smiled and hugged Andy, he knows how much this means to the guy :yeah:

habibko
08-05-2012, 04:32 PM
it's the 2nd best scenario for me here, not too bad given I had the single best scenario at Wimbledon proper :bigclap:

Deathless Mortal
08-05-2012, 04:32 PM
Asa big Fed fan and big respecter of Olympic games, if I had to choose between this match and Wimby final with think would take Wimby final. Regardless how much OG means to Fed he would also take the same i think

Yes, a big fan.
cya in Rio Fed, you piece of shit

Burrow
08-05-2012, 04:32 PM
River said Slam and/or medal. Pay attention.

Well then this sentence makes no sense.

"All six have made multiple GS finals, won GS trophies, and Olympic medals."

the biscuit
08-05-2012, 04:32 PM
So, so happy for Andy. :worship: I hope he can win a GS now, maybe the US Open.

BigJohn
08-05-2012, 04:32 PM
Murray. :woohoo:
He won the gold medal trashing Federer in the final. :drool:
He's become a man. This could be the start of big things for Andy, so happy. :D
Federer, maybe in your next lifetime. :hug:

Quality Nole fan right there.

Fact: 1 gold + 1 silver > 1 bronze

And question: how is Nole golden? (your sig...)

afterglows
08-05-2012, 04:33 PM
Congrats Andy !! He played a awesome match.

I'm a little bit sad for Fed but happy for Murray in the same time. I hope Andy can keep this level of play and do more damages in slam final this time.

acionescu
08-05-2012, 04:33 PM
BTW, what medals did Nadal and Djokovic, in their primes no less, get?

Is this a trick question?

venky91
08-05-2012, 04:33 PM
Yes, a big fan.

:haha::haha::haha::haha:

Mercury
08-05-2012, 04:33 PM
lol at all the Fed haters in this thread, you're all hella funny :)

On a more serious note, this just comes to show Fed has to start pacing him self, the last 2 months were far too intense for him and he'll have to start giving some tournaments up. He's got his # of weeks at #1 record and there's really no reason to keep the intensity as it was till now. Very good move to drop out of Toronto, he must have felt that match v Delpo took everything he had.

But none of this comes to take anything away from Murray. The man walked onto to court with intention from the get go and never let off. Had maybe 2 bad games the whole 3 sets and knew exactly what he wants and how to take it. His serving at the last game reminded me of Rosol v Nadal so much, same kind of uncompromising intense look. Way to go Andy, that's one very deserving gold medal!

MuzzahLovah
08-05-2012, 04:34 PM
Lol murray is so lost during the medal ceremony.

ballbasher101
08-05-2012, 04:34 PM
Missed the match. Happy for Murray. Now go and take the US open.

bokehlicious
08-05-2012, 04:34 PM
Congrats Andy :yeah:

I now know why the term "hooligan" was initially used for the British fans.

Nole fan
08-05-2012, 04:34 PM
A gold? :silly:

And a bronze.
This guy has never watched tennis before. :lol:

MuzzahLovah
08-05-2012, 04:34 PM
Fed is desperately trying to point him toward the right camera

Mystique
08-05-2012, 04:35 PM
That's Federer without the roof.

http://adocin.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/d72d6__roger-federer-wimbledon-2012.jpg

:wavey:

River
08-05-2012, 04:35 PM
Well then this sentence makes no sense.

"All six have made multiple GS finals, won GS trophies, and Olympic medals."

You'd think the first sentence would take priority over the second. What, I gotta make it sound like a contract or something?

Bottom line: All 6 are the only ones of this era to (this one's for you, buddy) EITHER make a GS final(s), won a GS, and/OR won an Olympic Medal.

I mean damn, can't give Roddick any credit, lol.

tnosugar
08-05-2012, 04:35 PM
fantastic! best display from him to date. Have to say I really thought Federer would take it from him once more.
Congratz to Andy and his fans. Looks like the Lendl routine has sunk in.

Myrre
08-05-2012, 04:35 PM
So the only way that Murray can win a best of five final is if all the other matches were best of three. :shrug:

But well done, I suppose. It's good to know that the supposed GOAT (1) is Nadal's bitch, and (2) has never won an Olympic gold medal on his own unlike his greatest rival.

Welcome to my ignore list.

buddyholly
08-05-2012, 04:35 PM
Does anybody knows when the ceremony takes place?

The medal ceremony or the investiture at the palace?

MuzzahLovah
08-05-2012, 04:35 PM
Murray looks like a big kid in a blanket

tennizen
08-05-2012, 04:35 PM
Won't the world end by then?

Sapeod won't let it.

finishingmove
08-05-2012, 04:35 PM
Congrats Fed on the silver :yeah:

habibko
08-05-2012, 04:36 PM
Fed kissing his silver medal was great to see :yeah:

Mystique
08-05-2012, 04:36 PM
watching the medal ceremony...Roger wanted this so much, watching him kiss the silver made me tear up and I am not even Swiss :sobbing:

:hatoff:

The Prince
08-05-2012, 04:36 PM
Magic, more gold medals. :woohoo:

manadrainer
08-05-2012, 04:36 PM
Congrats to Murray and his fans, deserved medal.

Fed was never in this match, I think he was really spent mentally after the semis, and today couldn't bring his best.

Credit to Murray, he played great (apart from his serve).

Silverer! :)

samanosuke
08-05-2012, 04:37 PM
Quite a trashing despite close scoreline in the third. It wasn't close gamewise. For a couple of sets Federer even played better from the ground than against Del Potro , but he didn't served as well as couple of days ago. His face expression after being "bageled" said that he would rather swap the Wimbledon win from the last month for the gold medal in here. I doubt he will be a big factor in the next games (if he even plays then). This could be a big turn in Murray's career. :yeah:

Respect your opinion and mostly agree with your analyzes and agree that Fed was bad against Delpo but this statement is :stupid: . delpo was even more aggressive than Murray today and still Fed looked decent from the ground . Murray didn't do anything unexpected, forcing Fed's backhand which neither first neither last time broken down


Murray didn't play any better than he did in the Wimbledon final. He played very well in the first set of the Wimbledon final and then Federer raised his level.

Exactly my thoughts. Murray didn't do anything impressive. Just Fed was pathetic. In recent successes against Murray the key of winning was running around backhand and hitting as many FHs as was possible . And today footwork was awful. The same like mentality on big points

Fujee
08-05-2012, 04:37 PM
Amazing performance once again from Andy. Superb stuff.

Roger, I am proud of you. You are the greatest ever, you have everything and more.

Arkulari
08-05-2012, 04:37 PM
Fed kissing his silver medal was great to see :yeah:

Yeah, he was still proud of what he's done.

A Wimbledon, a Silver Medal and #1 at 31. Not bad Olderer, not bad at all :hatoff:

Samanosuke dude, just let it go. :o

LuCC
08-05-2012, 04:37 PM
Fed played nothing, but mostly because Murray was great today. Some of you here never change,huh? Guy is 31, played marathon on friday, still won it, got silver medal and you shit on him. I can just imagine how he feels now, he want this gold so much..
Respect for Federer and credit to Murray.

Kat_YYZ
08-05-2012, 04:37 PM
Congrats to Murray and his fans :hatoff:
Roger was physically and emotionally drained after the SF. He doesn't usually celebrate too much after a SF (except maybe FO 2011 - and that didn't lead to a finals win either); maybe this time he let it all out too early.

Andy was the best player of this tournament so it's not just that Roger was flat today, it's that Andy was on fire.

Sillyrabbit
08-05-2012, 04:38 PM
Congrats Murray. So happy for him, he needed this and the way he won it too was amazing. Good for him

On a less positive note, this will now put more pressure on him to in a slam especially at SW19, now that the British crowd have seen him win here.

AnnaK_4ever
08-05-2012, 04:38 PM
The outcome wa barely in doubt given how solid Murray looked in his SF and how poor Federror played in that overhyped Delpo match. No roof diminished the rest of Roger's chances.
I know many posters will go on about Federer's forehand being shit in this match but to me the biggest shock (well, not exactly a shock but still...) was how much his backhand regressed. It has never been his forte but nowadays under pressure it turns almost into a club level shot. He can't even junkball off this wing properly unless he plays indoors.

Full credit to Murray though. It's amazing how much better he performs in non-slam semis/finals, actually going for his shots and being not afraid to hit his forehand. Brilliant week for him.

rediss77
08-05-2012, 04:39 PM
Congrats to Muzza, he played at the same level as WB, just that Fed wasn't there, still you can see from Fed's emotions that he wasn't feeling that bad at all after the loss.

Nole fan
08-05-2012, 04:39 PM
Damn why they're not showing the medal ceremony? :sad:

IOFH
08-05-2012, 04:39 PM
And a bronze.
This guy has never watched tennis before. :lol:

:facepalm: I obviously meant from these Olympics, shouldn't be that hard to figure out. Gold + Silver ain't too bad for the GOAT though. :wavey:

Juz78
08-05-2012, 04:39 PM
Federer and his break point conversion strikes again... painful as a fan to see hundreds go...

Andy did deserve this win though, good work Murrayman!

Jaz
08-05-2012, 04:39 PM
Great interview with Federer right now with Sue.

Burrow
08-05-2012, 04:39 PM
You'd think the first sentence would take priority over the second. What, I gotta make it sound like a contract or something?

Bottom line: All 6 are the only ones of this era to (this one's for you, buddy) EITHER make a GS final(s), won a GS, and/OR won an Olympic Medal.

I mean damn, can't give Roddick any credit, lol.

Can't you just admit your second sentence was completely redundant? What did it add to your post? :lol:

samanosuke
08-05-2012, 04:39 PM
Garbage lost, good for tennis. Congratz to Mugray.

Before you call someone a garbage take care about garbage which succeeded to lose two matches on the same tournament

rocketassist
08-05-2012, 04:39 PM
Yeah, he was still proud of what he's done.

A Wimbledon, a Silver Medal and #1 at 31. Not bad Olderer, not bad at all :hatoff:

Samanosuke dude, just let it go. :o

Exactly an Olympic medal is special to any sportsman.

DjokerFan3
08-05-2012, 04:39 PM
Well done Murray, congrats on winning the gold medal for GB!!! :yeah:, hopefully he can now finally win a slam.

Bad luck Roger, he still won a medal albeit not the one that he wanted, but silver is still a great result.

Best of luck to both players for the upcoming US hardcourt series :)

rinnegan
08-05-2012, 04:39 PM
Where is Sapeod?

BroTree123
08-05-2012, 04:40 PM
Streams are breaching the law if they show the ceremony I think. Oh well, we can watch it some other time...

habibko
08-05-2012, 04:40 PM
keeps #1 from that joke as well :spit: :banana:

oneandonlyhsn
08-05-2012, 04:40 PM
Well done Andy, he has been playing some great tennis and hope this gives him confidence in the majors.

Fed :hug: silver is still amazing old man

tennizen
08-05-2012, 04:40 PM
Good interview from Federer.

kandygram
08-05-2012, 04:41 PM
Congratulations to Andy! So happy for him and his mother! :bigclap:

Fujee
08-05-2012, 04:41 PM
Roger has said he was no where near as good as Andy today, glad he's said that :)

sylacauga
08-05-2012, 04:41 PM
Congrats to Andy on your well deserved gold medal. You played an unbelievable match from start to finish. To turn in a performance like this just a month after a heartbreaking defeat on the very same court is amazing.

Roger :sad: :hug:
It just wasn't meant to be today, my man. You ran into an on fire sledgehammer of an opponent out there. Still I am so proud of the way you gave everything you had to win that last match and bring the silver back to Switzerland! The mental & physical toll it cost you showed today, but you have absolutely NOTHING to prove to anyone anymore. You are the greatest champion this sport has ever seen. Rest now, champ, and finish off your amazing season in style.

MuzzahLovah
08-05-2012, 04:42 PM
Damn why they're not showing the medal ceremony? :sad:

I had to watch on the nbc stream online, they cut away to show an 80 year gymnastic montage on tv for some reason.

manadrainer
08-05-2012, 04:42 PM
Murray didn't play any better than he did in the Wimbledon final. He played very well in the first set of the Wimbledon final and then Federer raised his level. Sort of refreshing to see no sight of Djokovic and Nadal.

This.

I think Murray played great in the wimbledon final also, but Fed was way better than he was today.

Mark Lenders
08-05-2012, 04:42 PM
Indeed, good for Murray. If RF had to lose against any of the top 4, Muzz is 100% my choice. I hope he really gets some confidence going and starts destroying Nadal and Djokovic on the US HCs (the fast ones) as often as he should with the game and talent he has.


This gives GB their 17th gold and this is only 2 short of their gold medal totals in Beijing where it seemed they outdid themselves :eek:. Congratulations to them even though I hoped Muzz would win his gold in mixed this time around.

The crowd were really pathetic and cheering for errors. Obviously, not tennis fans or anything close to that, so sort of expected but still tough for Fed to face such a tough opponent. Nadull had the old man Gonzalez but what else is new.

See you in Cincy, Roger, where you should do well and keep your #1 :D.

Indeed. Murray kind of deserved something like this. It's not a Slam, but winning a gold medal for your country (especially at home) is a very special achievement itself. And he can still win another later today, great times for Murray.

Team GB is doing great alright, I'm sure they'll be third in the end, only behind China and USA.

Steelq
08-05-2012, 04:42 PM
Where is Sapeod?

His heart has failed him.

Smoke944
08-05-2012, 04:42 PM
I had to watch on the nbc stream online, they cut away to show an 80 year gymnastic montage on tv for some reason.

yes :lol: So terrible. NBC's coverage has ended up being worse than imaginable.

Nole fan
08-05-2012, 04:43 PM
keeps #1 from that joke as well :spit: :banana:

You're becoming more pathetic each time Habib, not what I expected from you. :(

Aloevera
08-05-2012, 04:44 PM
Oh wow.... I really didn't expect this blowout loss to Federer, very disappointing even though he still got silver. :( He had no chance at all today to make it more competitive. Murray played inspiring tennis under open roof. Too bad it's not indoor. Screw that weather forecast. :p

I'm glad to see him finally making this breakthrough. Somehow all those losses in the past are just distant memory now. I hope he can prove himself more that he's not just a bridesmaid for the triad.

As for Federer, maybe he won't have a gold medal in singles. It's over. But any medal counts in Olympics, Beijing 2008 gold in doubles is good consolation.

Mystique
08-05-2012, 04:44 PM
Great interview, Roger- such a gracious loser today. Too bad for the haters.
Not that it will make a difference for them :rolleyes:

branimir_iliev
08-05-2012, 04:44 PM
I think Federer felt relieved after securing himself a medal after that semi. Subconsciously, maybe even consciously, he exhaled after that match and the slightest drop in form usually spells doom against top players on the ATP. Federer came out flat and seemed almost disinterested today. Or just okay enough to be there and that's it.. I don't know about tired but I think the hunger, focus and intensity were not quite there and maybe the body soon followed too.

And for Murray. Congratulations and respect! Although he still has to 'prove' himself by winning a slam. Easier said than done. But I think he'll eventually do it. Olympics gold is a nice consolation prize but still it's only a consolation prize compared to the majors, which absolutely define a tennis player's career. As for the gloating trolls and insecure people here who are saying this 'proves' something about Fed. You reek of resentment, pettiness and jealousy. Grow up.

Aenea
08-05-2012, 04:44 PM
Congrats, Andy :clap2:

Well deserved victory :worship:

Myrre
08-05-2012, 04:44 PM
Congrats Andy. Solid performance from start to finish.

MuzzahLovah
08-05-2012, 04:44 PM
yes :lol: So terrible. NBC's coverage has ended up being worse than imaginable.

The first Brit to win on center court of Wimby in three quarters of a century, over the greatest player of all time on his best court? Nah, let's showed canned footage we shot to air during the rain delay.

chewy
08-05-2012, 04:45 PM
Im very very happy to see Murray win the final and the gold medal, cheers to Great Britain!
Also happy for Federer and Del Potro to be the other medalists.

Murray and his team must be overjoyed, to win gold against the world's best player and in straight sets.
Made sweeter to win the Olympics in London and playing on the Wimbledon's centre court. :D

IOFH
08-05-2012, 04:46 PM
You're becoming more pathetic each time Habib, not what I expected from you. :(

:spit: The irony...

habibko
08-05-2012, 04:46 PM
You're becoming more pathetic each time Habib, not what I expected from you. :(

why are you taking what I say about Djokovic personally :/ I never bother you for your Roger bashing do I?

HeretiC
08-05-2012, 04:46 PM
On a brighter note Fed had just completed his silver collection from the biggest tennis tournaments: 4 slams, WTF and Olympics. Could have been Carer golden slam + WTF. That would have been a nice addition in his resume.

MuzzahLovah
08-05-2012, 04:46 PM
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8a9nzM6u41rzvr10o1_400.jpg

Also, Andy looked pretty badass in all the Olympics gear, I think that helped him :D

abraxas21
08-05-2012, 04:46 PM
wow

the king of grass totally outplayed

Fed fordawin
08-05-2012, 04:46 PM
Disappointing performance from the Fed.

Nice game from Andy, with some unbelievable luck as well.

Judging from this match, and their Wimbledon final as well, I think Murray is the best retruner of Fed's serve. Fricking disgusting at times, really.

alfonsojose
08-05-2012, 04:46 PM
Andy :yeah: Well done. Hopefully, the slams will arrive soon :D

Roger :hug: He'll be fine. If he had lost the wimby final and won this, This Gold would be just a consolation prize. He got the big one, the one who gave him the no. 1 back, broke Sampras' record and ended a 2 year old slam drought. And still he got a medal. Silverer :D

Mystique
08-05-2012, 04:46 PM
:spit: The irony...

:lol: This

buddyholly
08-05-2012, 04:47 PM
I had to watch on the nbc stream online, they cut away to show an 80 year gymnastic montage on tv for some reason.

NBC considers the actual games to be just a backdrop for their fantastic sports series on ''great personal stories from history.''

samanosuke
08-05-2012, 04:47 PM
Meltdowns can happen to anyone and they are happening to everybody. The things which is more worrying in Fed's game is wasting of big points. Even in semis and finals of Wimbledon in moments when match was going on one or other side he needed zillion chances before he took it, in third set against Nole and Murray he needed something like 5-6 BPs before he took one. In semis against Delpo his BPs converting was 2/13 but he was good/lucky enough to get one more . Today in first two sets he was 0/9 and didn't get tenth. In sport where one point deciding the match this is an awful cognition for Fed

gmokb
08-05-2012, 04:47 PM
Why did they play 3 sets when Andy had already won the first 2?:confused:

asmazif
08-05-2012, 04:47 PM
Great stuff from Muzz, really happy for him. Fed was pretty damn bad.

guga2120
08-05-2012, 04:47 PM
Congrats to Andy it was great to watch him play all week. This will not be the last 5 set final he will win. It was almost too bad it was such a mismatch. It's like when Andy beat him in Shanghai, it almost makes the victory not as sweet when its that easy.

Fed fordawin
08-05-2012, 04:47 PM
Anyway Fed's best surface has been the USO for years now, no doubt about it. I actually think he plays worse on grass than on clay.

MuzzahLovah
08-05-2012, 04:48 PM
On a brighter note Fed had just completed his silver collection from the biggest tennis tournaments: 4 slams, WTF and Olympics. Could have been Carer golden slam + WTF. That would have been a nice addition in his resume.

He lost a US Open final? Oh yeah, to Del Po! I almost forgot.

Fujee
08-05-2012, 04:48 PM
Lets be clear here, losing this would have been unbelievably bad for Andy's career.

With Delpo winning a medal, revitalised. Nadal coming back to fight, hungry. Andy finally relieved of pressure. Novak defending his points and Roger trying to add another scoop of victory on that grand slam sundae we have a beautiful US Open series coming up.

Can we all for once be proud of our sport and get behind the common cause of exposing this great game to the world for it's captivating power and beauty.

MuzzahLovah
08-05-2012, 04:49 PM
I can't stop vomiting :sad: :( What do I do?

Embrace the Olympic Gold medalist?
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8a6uymaly1qg3e5fo1_400.gif

Absolute Anthropoid
08-05-2012, 04:49 PM
I miss Nadal being the one who trashes Federer, the last match like this was in January. :(

TheShowMustGoOn
08-05-2012, 04:50 PM
Pretty shit quality for most of the match, Federer finally punished for his shit level of performance, worst number 1 in a long time.

pray-for-palestine-and-israel
08-05-2012, 04:50 PM
well done andy
well deserved silverware

rest up rog
maybe the OG was never meant to be

castle007
08-05-2012, 04:50 PM
Congratulations to Murray. He played a fantastic match. I am a little disappointed that the match wasn't closer, but a silver is a great result for Federer.

Hopefully this win will lift Murray and he will finally get that elusive slam.

People need to stop saying that Federer is over and that he needs to retire. The guy just won Wimbledon, got the number 1 ranking and is a silver medalist. It seemed to me like he was completely drained emotionally after that epic SF, and that he was happy with a silver medal.

I would rather have a loss like this happen at the Olympic then at Wimbledon. Federer would have been absolutely devastated if this was the score 4 four weeks. Now he will get some much needed rest, and hopefully he will be ready for The USO.

finishingmove
08-05-2012, 04:50 PM
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8a9nzM6u41rzvr10o1_400.jpg

Also, Andy looked pretty badass in all the Olympics gear, I think that helped him :D

Yeah, he's an 80s action star.

tripwires
08-05-2012, 04:50 PM
Why did they play 3 sets when Andy had already won the first 2?:confused:

Undoubtedly the best post in this thread.

Congrats Murray - well-deserved victory. :yeah:

Gutted for Roger, but I guess you can't win them all.

swebright
08-05-2012, 04:50 PM
Winning a slam is more important than anything else, IMO.

Corey Feldman
08-05-2012, 04:51 PM
proud as hell of Muzza, what a true champ he's proved to be :yeah: go and suck on that hatas and get ready for more pain when he starts doing this in slams http://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/happy/happy0035.gif

nothing you can say for Fed, pressure of having never won singles in Olympics you could see in his game in early rounds/SF and it took everything he had left just to make the final, he needs to recover from this but seemed pretty content with making the Final here

no matter what golden slam tards say, Fed has Olympic Gold and Silver medals in his career, simple as that.

HeretiC
08-05-2012, 04:51 PM
You'd think the first sentence would take priority over the second. What, I gotta make it sound like a contract or something?

Bottom line: All 6 are the only ones of this era to (this one's for you, buddy) EITHER make a GS final(s), won a GS, and/OR won an Olympic Medal.

I mean damn, can't give Roddick any credit, lol.

What era, you mean from active players? Even in that case, what makes Roddick and Murray bigger than Hewitt, just for an example?

Houstonko
08-05-2012, 04:51 PM
Now murray needs a roland garros final to complete the mugray slam!

Denaon
08-05-2012, 04:51 PM
Would have loved witnessing Del Potro taking the gold medal in the end. :worship: DelPo :worship: This guy is top quality on and off court.
Would have preferred to see Federer achieving the Golden Slam thing. :hatoff: Federer :hatoff: Simply the best!
But Murray winning it?! :woohoo:
I'm truly happy for him and his people. Congrats!!!

Allez
08-05-2012, 04:51 PM
MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAA!!!!!!!! :worship::worship::worship:

Roger utterly and completely destroyed on grass ? Never thought I'd live to see the day.

Anyone who thinks that mammoth match in the semis did not have an impact on his performance is completely retarded :rolleyes: He'll win the gold on clay in RIO :rocker2:

Hopefully this will do for Murray what the DC win did for Nole. Can't wait for the USO. Time for that 1st slam.

TEAM GB

Juz78
08-05-2012, 04:51 PM
Yeah, he's an 80s action star.

lol

MuzzahLovah
08-05-2012, 04:51 PM
Why did they play 3 sets when Andy had already won the first 2?:confused:

To give fed another chance, but Sadly, Fed was not up to it. ;)

luie
08-05-2012, 04:52 PM
Congrts to Andy Murray. Well played

MuzzahLovah
08-05-2012, 04:54 PM
Was this Fed's worst ever defeat on Grass?

Roy Emerson
08-05-2012, 04:54 PM
Murray.:clap2:

He will win the USO 2012 or the AO 2013, IMO.

syc23
08-05-2012, 04:54 PM
I think Andy's win sets up an amazing run up to the US Open and WTF.

He's finally got over the hurdle of never beaten Fed in a best of 5. I hope the floodgates will open and this new found confidence will result in slam wins.

Go team GB!!

AndyUK
08-05-2012, 04:54 PM
Congrats to Andy on winning us another gold!

He was brilliant today. Completely wiped the floor with Federer. Hopefully that gives him a lot of confidence heading into Grand Slam matches now.

branimir_iliev
08-05-2012, 04:55 PM
I think people are reading too much from this loss. Fed got Wimby, let's keep that in mind. After the Delpo match he looked relieved to have gotten the elusive medal, a medal, in the singles after already getting a gold in doubles. The focus, the hunger, the intensity wasn't quite there. We're getting some ridiculous suggestions and conclusions on this thread because of a loss in the Olympics (lol). If you get these:
a) Federer is dead
b) Federer should retire
c) Murray is the next Federer
d) none of the above

"d)" is the sane and wise choice. Or we can keep this hysteria and the crazy predictions that follow up. How about let's relax people, breathe in, breathe out, lol.

Sofonda Cox
08-05-2012, 04:55 PM
Fed was injured :sad:

samanosuke
08-05-2012, 04:56 PM
Somebody from Swiss box should have thrown that white team jacket on the court. Maybe would have replaced it for a towel

Steelq
08-05-2012, 04:56 PM
On a brighter note Fed had just completed his silver collection from the biggest tennis tournaments: 4 slams, WTF and Olympics. Could have been Carer golden slam + WTF. That would have been a nice addition in his resume.

First man with Career silver slam wow, Federer is winning even when he is losing.

MuzzahLovah
08-05-2012, 04:56 PM
Also, when does mixed doubles start. They are showing some random montage on my stream. I need to watch andy get a double gold.
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m88r6i7fIC1rsk6u5o1_500.jpg

70-68
08-05-2012, 04:56 PM
Damn, I wanted Federer to win, but I'm not disappointed with Murray getting the gold.

I don't usually make predictions, but now I think that Murray will win one of the next USO, AO, or Wimbledon.

cardio
08-05-2012, 04:58 PM
Was this Fed's worst ever defeat on Grass?

Nope. Byron Black def. Roger Federer 6-3 6-0 in Queens Club 1999.

Mystique
08-05-2012, 04:58 PM
Btw, Hope Murray wins the Gold in Mixed too. The dude deserves it for the way he played all tournament. He made the pressure work in his advantage, as opposed to poor Roger. GL! :)

hadouken!
08-05-2012, 04:58 PM
too bad for Fed. He seemed to really really want this Singles Gold. Agassi and Rafa continue to remain the only 2 with the Career Golden Slam

Houstonko
08-05-2012, 05:00 PM
Damn, I wanted Federer to win, but I'm not disappointed with Murray getting the gold.

I don't usually make predictions, but now I think that Murray will win one of the next USO, AO, or Wimbledon.

too early to say, he just won a bo5 against an tired/injured old player.

He needs Fed, Nadal & Djokovic to be unfit in the 2 slams.

tennizen
08-05-2012, 05:01 PM
So Nole-AO, Rafa-FO, Fed- Wimbledon and Murray-Olympics. Delpo-USO?