Andy Murray tames Juan Martin del Potro to retain title

Andy Murray becomes the first player to successfully defend the title as he beats Juan Martin del Potro 7-5 4-6 6-2 7-5 in the final.

By: Reuters | Rio De Janeiro | Published:August 15, 2016 6:17 am
Andy Murray vs Juan Martin del Potro, Andy Murray vs del Potro, del potro vs Murray, Tennis final, Andy Murray record, Andy Murray Olympic medals, Rio 2016 olympics, Sports news, SPorts Andy Murray racked up his 18th successive singles win as he beats Argentine Juan Martin del Potro in Olympic final. (Source: Reuters)

Britain’s Andy Murray beat Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro 7-5 4-6 6-2 7-5 in a compelling and gruelling Olympic tennis final on Sunday to become the first player to successfully defend the title.

World number two Murray deployed a precision defensive game which eventually wore down the towering Argentine’s barreling forehand and powerful service game.

Murray racked up his 18th successive singles win, a hot streak that also brought him a second Wimbledon title.

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