Olympic Tennis

For the second time in three weeks Andy Murray will try to defeat Roger Federer at the All England Club. This time it’s for the Gold Medal in the Men’s Singles competition. Early in July Andy Murray tried to become the first British-born player since Fred Perry to win Wimbledon since 1936; now he will try to become the first British tennis player to win gold in over a century. Roger Federer  has absolutely owned Murray posting an 8-5 record against him. With the win at the All England Club Roger Federer became the wnningest tennis player in history,  and will try to win his second gold medal after he won the doubles title in Beijing. T he two meet up on Sunday at Centre Court at 8a CST.

In the Olympics provides a much more raucous crowd atmosphere that will surely be rooting for Murray. Look for Murray to feed off the energy and use it to his advantage.  Federer won only a fortnight ago in the same venue and against the same opponent, so his confidence should be sky high. Look for another highly contested match with big ratings for NBC.

Can Murray overcome Federer?

If Murray wins gold, will it be more important than at Wimbledon which happens every year?