Great Scot! Andy Murray Wins Gold, Dominates Roger Federer

Andy Murray defeated Roger Federer in straight sets, finding golden redemption at Wimbledon's All England Club.

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Men's Tennis, Gold Medal Final: Andy Murray Defeats Roger Federer In Straight Sets

Is it time to rename Henman's Hill "Murray's Mound" on the grounds of Wimbledon?

Exactly five weeks to the day after he lost the Wimbledon finals to Roger Federer, Andy Murray secured some level of redemption Sunday by defeating Federer the 2012 Summer Olympic Men's Singles Tennis finals in straight sets, 6-2, 6-1, 6-4.

Murray, 25, who simply appeared more agile and energetic than the 30-year old Federer en route to winning the gold, was backed by a slew of Great Britain fans who showed favoritism to the hometown kid.

On gold medal point, Murray aced Federer, and the Center Court crowd erupted to a decibel level perhaps never heard before on the historic tennis arena.

Statistically, Murray's performance was dominating, with only 17 unforced errors to Federer's 31. He also converted five of 10 break point chances and won 80 percent (35 of 44) of his first serves.

For more on the Olympics, check out SB Nation's London 2012 Olympics Hub. For more on Olympic tennis, follow the 2012 Olympic tennis section.

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