World No. 2 Andy Murray has defeated Juan Martin del Potro on Sunday, 7-5, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5, backing up his Wimbledon title last month and matching the gold he won in London four years ago. When it was over, he raised his arms in victory to salute the crowd and capped off a spellbinding week for the sport despite several top players in both the men’s and women’s draw choosing not to play.
“To finish with a match like that was very emotional,” Murray said. “It’s been a buildup of emotions over the last 10 days and I’m very happy I got over the line tonight. I’m so tired.”