Men's Tennis Gold Medal Final: Andy Murray Wins Second Set Over Roger Federer

Maybe it's a real home court advantage, maybe it's just a tennis player reaching his potential, but Andy Murray is cruising past Roger Federer right now in the Men's Singles Tennis final.

After winning the first set 6-2, Murray won the second set 6-1.

The turning point in the set came when Murray broke Federer's serve in the second game to take a 2-0 lead in the set.

The crowd, perhaps sensing a shift in momentum rose to their feet and began chanting Murray's name, only to have the side judge bring the crowd to a hush. The two players engaged in a back-and-forth third game that ultimately resulted in Murray holding serve after nearly 20 minutes of break points.

From there, Murray continued at a comfortable pace to take a 5-0 lead, yieleding the sixth game to Federer but responding by holding serve in the seventh and deciding game to win the second match by break point.

In this best-of-five format in the gold medal match, Murray is in great position to somewhat redeem himself and his country by winning a final match on Wimbledon's Center Court.

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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