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Can Andy Murray win again at the Olympics?

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On Sunday night, Andy Murray made history. Following a lengthy back-and-forth with Juan Martin del Potro – the man responsible for taking down both Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal in these Olympics – Murray became the first person in Olympic history to win back-to-back gold medals in the tennis singles. Even for someone like Murray, who has a number of world titles to their name, it was an accomplishment worth celebrating.
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overrated english football players should learn from murray how to represent your country and how to play for your country well done MURRAY you are a pride of the great britain
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I totally hate this player. I cannot stand anything about him. He is like the new Hewitt. You respect his talent & achievements but you can never like him as his arrogance & attitude turn you off too much. He is nothing like Nadal, Federer, or even Djokovic.
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He is a fantastic ambassador for British Tennis and Sport. He wants to make Sophia proud, he will. After all, he makes all Brits proud of his hard work and example. He deserves all the rewards he reaps.
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Talk about amazing luck, Andy must be part leprechaun, last Olympics he got to play an exhausted Federer, this time a tired Del Potro, Rio was not a big show event though, some players didnt even show, others were playing hurt. That being said im glad to see Djockovic continue his streak of losing to players of a big rank difference, hope he stays on that road :p .Congrats to Andy Murray nice work out there pal.
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Whatever your personal opinions are of Andy Murray, the man has driven himself personally and professionally to be where he is today. He has his demons, he maybe socially inept at times, but you cannot take away from him his achievements, both for hims
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Olympics are like Masters these days, no big deal (specially in tennis). Plus he didn't have to face Djokovic, Nadal or Federer so he was extremely lucky this time.
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Congratulations, Andy. All the hard work and study of the game and perseverance is finally paying off. So nice to see Juan Martin del Potro back and in fine form.
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Well played although I was so hoping for Rafa to take his second gold in singles. Del Potro fought hard. Murray deserved the win.
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Andy is a stand person all around look at how he handled reporter after win."You're the first person ever to win two Olympic tennis gold medals. That's an extraordinary feat, isn't it?" Inverdale asked."Umm," Murray said."Well." He was indeed the first modern tennis player to successfully defend the singles title at the Olympics, he noted. But"I think Venus and Serena [Williams] have won about four [gold medals] each," the Scotsman said with a small smile.
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Andy Murray has been winning at tennis for most of my life. He is forever awesome to me.
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Andy Murray capped a sensational display by Team GB as he out fought the hard-hitting 6ft 5in Argentine Juan Martin del Potro to win 7-5, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 in a gruelling four-hour epic.

It meant we guaranteed six Golds in one day - just like Super Saturday at London 2012 - as a team spokesman paid tribute to the patriotic Scot as a ‘great captain’, leading from the front.
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I think he's playing his best tennis of his life. He's continued to improve so many areas of his game. If you look at his game and his second serve in particular is so much improved.

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Murray's resume while representing Great Britain now includes a drought-breaking Davis Cup title, a mixed doubles silver medal from the London Olympics four years ago, and consecutive gold medals in men's singles after he consigned feelgood story Juan Martin del Potro to silver in a sapping 7-5, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 duel over four hours. It was the second straight Games that the pair had shared the podium, after the Argentine took bronze behind Murray four years ago.
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Andy Murray has made sure he will go down as one of the greats to ever play the sport. He has been forced into the dark by Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic but in the Olympics he is the man. Hopefully this will spark an amazing year for him.
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Andy has transcended into greatness with his masterful win at the Rio Olympics.
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Del Potro might have been carrying the heavy world No.141 tag around his neck, but in beating Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal on the way to this match he showed that he is unlikely to need a protected ranking for very long. Moreover, Murray had to withstand a partisan South American crowd - replete with blue-and-white clad Argentines with boundless energy for dancing and hollering.
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He no longer has to worry about world No 1 Novak Djokovic, who suffered a shock first-round exit, and will next face either Italy’s Fabio Fognini or Frenchman Benoit Paire in the last-16.
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This was a vital night for Murray's legacy too. He is the first man to two Olympic singles gold medals, and he has twice as many as Djokovic, Nadal and Roger Federer have combined. Those three men have defined how history will view Murray, but this is one statistic which paints him in a glowing light.
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