Sunday, August 5, 2012

Andy Murray vs. Roger Federer Live on NBC

Even if you are not a tennis fan, you should be today.  Andy Murray, representing Team Great Britain is facing of live again Team Switzerland's Roger Federer.

Neither of the two have won any Olympic hardware to date, with the best finish from either of them coming from Federer, a semi-final appearance in the 2000 Sydney Games.

Since 2005, the two stack up pretty well head-to-head.  Each player has won eight matches a piece when facing each other, but Federer is 5-2 when it comes to championship matches - three of those five wins for Federer coming in Grand Slam events.

Crowd will be a huge factor today, as Murray, originally from Dunblane, Scotland will have the full support of the hometown crowd.  Either way, this match will be one of the best of the tournament, with both competitors coming off impressive matches.  Federer beat the Olympic number one seed, Juan Martin Del Potro in three games, the third being a marathon 19-17 finish for the world number one Federer.

Murray beat one of the best in the world, Novak Djokovic, 7-5, 7-5 to set up his chance to add a gold medal not just for himself, but for the entire home nation.

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