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So how cursed were those flag-bearers?

Was there actually a curse upon the 2012 Olympic flag-bearers?

London 2012 Olympics: Tuesday viewer’s guide

What to watch and TV listings for Day 11 of the 2012 London Olympics.

  • Lindsay Applebaum
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  • Aug 7, 2012

Azarenka, Mirnyi deny Murray mixed doubles gold

Hours after Andy Murray’s cathartic gold medal victory over Roger Federer, Britain’s hero of the day couldn’t quite pull off the double on Centre Court at the All England Club. Victoria Azarenka and Max Mirnyi of Belarus rallied from a one-set hole to topple Murray and 18-year-old teammate Laura Robson 2-6, 6-3, (10-8) for mixed […]

Andy Murray crushes Roger Federer to win gold

Andy Murray finally gave Great Britain a champion at the All England Club with a dominant win over top-ranked Roger Federer in the gold medal match.

Murray crushes Federer for Olympic gold

Just four weeks ago, Andy Murray was reduced to tears on Centre Court when his quest to become the first British man to win Wimbledon since 1936 ended in a four-set defeat to Roger Federer. Sunday, on the same weathered grass court, Murray claimed the greatest prize of his career — one he shared with […]

Murray takes 6-2, 6-1 lead over Federer

Centre Court at the All England club has been Roger Federer’s fiefdom since 2003, when he won the first of his seven Wimbledon titles. But the Swiss champion is under siege here today by an inspired Andy Murray, who is playing fearless tennis in his quest for Olympics singles gold. Murray has now claimed the […]

Murray up 5-0 in second set of men’s tennis final

It’s rare that Roger Federer loses a set on Centre Court in 38 minutes. But with an Olympic singles gold medal at stake, Federer did just that in his opening set Sunday against Britain’s Andy Murray, with the Scot jumping out to a 6-2 advantage. The Swiss champion’s struggles bled into the second set, with […]

Murray takes opening set, 6-2, against Federer

After getting the first service break and consolidating it by closing the next game with back-to-back aces, Andy Murray claimed the opening set of  his Olympic men’s tennis final against Roger Federer, 6-2. Murray, 25, and Federer, 30, have split their previous meetings, 8-8. But the Scot, representing the hope of Britain at the 2012 […]

Murray takes 4-2 lead over Federer in first set

After a closely contested start to Sunday’s men’s tennis final at the London Olympics, Andy Murray got the first break of serve to take a 4-2 lead in the opening set, drawing deafening cheers from British partisans in the packed stands. It was clear even before the first ball was struck that this would be […]

Centre Court roof retracted for men’s tennis final

It’s as if the heavens are rooting for Andy Murray today. Just moments before the Scot was due to take on Roger Federer in the men’s gold-medal final, the skies over the All England club cleared and Centre Court’s roof was slowly retracted. It’s more than issue of aesthetics. It’s an issue of competitive balance, […]

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