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Published: 08:56 | 15/8/16

Murray sees off Del Potro to claim gold


Andy Murray has added Olympic Gold to the Wimbledon title he won just five weeks ago.

Murray defeated Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro 7-5 4-6 6-2 7-5 to become the first person to successfully defend their Olympic singles title.

The enthusiastic crowd were treated to 14 breaks of serve and at the end of a brutal four-hour contest both players struggled to contain their emotion as they greeted each other at the net.

"It means a lot. Getting to carry the flag at the opening ceremony was an amazing experience and I was very honoured. I found that quite emotional," Murray said.

"I had to regroup and get my mind on the matches so, to finish it with a match like that, obviously I was fairly emotional at the end. It's been a build-up of emotions over the last 10 days and (I'm) just very happy that I got over the line tonight.

"It was one of the hardest matches I've had to play for a big title. The US Open I played with Novak (Djokovic) to win my first slam was very hard but tonight I found really difficult emotionally. Physically it was hard, there were so many ups and downs in the match."

Del Potro has struggled with injury over the last four years and Murray was quick to pay tribute to the former US Open winner.

"He's done amazing to get back to playing and competing at this level again after all of the issues that he's had with his wrists," he added.

"Mentally I can only imagine how frustrating that must have been to keep going through the same problem and having to try and come back. He deserves a lot of credit and he should be very proud."

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