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Murray – Djokovic game by game report
Brit Andy Murray put on a superb performance in his Olympics semifinal match against the Serb Novak Djokovic, beating him in straight sets 7-5 7-5.
He will now play Federer for the gold medal in Sunday’s final. It was the Swiss, who defeated him in this year’s Wimbledon final, winning his 7th title at the All England Club.
One break of serve in each set proved to be enough for Murray to defeat his good friend Djokovic in front of the London crowd. Both players showed some spectacular tennis, with the audience at the edge of their seats, witnessing a battle between two great warriors.
The Serb did have his chances to break, but was unable to break Murray’s defence when it mattered the most. Showing his frustration, he dropped his serve to love when serving for the match at 5-7 5-6 and Murray raised his hands in celebration, with tears of joy visible in his eyes.
Swiss Federer earlier defeated Argentine Del Potro in a breathtaking match that goes down as the longest match in the history of the Olympics. In a battle that lasted 4 hours and 26 minutes, Federer prevailed in three sets 3-6 7-6 (5) 19-17.