Andy Murray became the first tennis player in Olympic history with two singles gold medals, winning his second in a row by wearing down Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina 7-5, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 at the Rio de Janeiro Games in a back-and-forth 4-hour final Sunday.
At the 2012 London Olympics, Murray won a singles gold and mixed doubles silver at the All England Club. Murray won Wimbledon again last month, raising his Grand Slam title count to three.
Del Potro had the louder support, and one fan even yelled something as Murray was about to hit a shot while two points from victory. Murray carried Britain’s flag during the opening ceremony in Rio, and on Sunday evening, he saw it raised in the stadium while he sang along to “God Save the Queen.” He’s won his trio of majors and his pair of golds.