Murray Looking To Double Up

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Andy MurrayAndy Murray will target a double gold-medal haul on Sunday as he competes in the finals of the men's singles and the mixed doubles at London 2012. Murray will take on Roger Federer in the former before joining Laura Robson to take on Victoria Azarenka and Max Mirnyi in the mixed doubles finals at the All England Club.

The ultimate prize for Murray (11/8 To Beat Federer) will be the singles gold. Murray will play in a re-run of the final he played at Wimbledon against Federer, although this time he'll need to reverse the outcome to come out victorious. On paper, Federer (4/7 To Beat Murray) would look the likely candidate for the Olympic gold, but Murray will have the weight of a nation's belief behind him, and will certainly be buoyed by the less physically testing semi-final he took part in on Saturday. Murray's victory over Novak Djokovic took two hours exactly, whereas it took four hours for his Swiss opponent to overcome Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro in their semi-final.

Murray and Robson (6/4 To Win Olympic Doubles Gold) saw off Germany's Sabine Lisicki and Christopher Kas in the semi-final of the mixed doubles to give Murray the possibility of finishing his week as a double Olympic champion, should the Team GB pair manage to beat Belarusians Victoria Azarenka and Max Mirnyi (1/2 To Win Olympic Doubles Gold) after Murray has taken on Federer. Murray is brimming with desire ahead of Sunday's tennis, commenting: "Anybody that knows me knows I won't go into the match happy with just having a silver medal. I go into the match 100% trying to win. I'll give everything I can on the court. Now I'm in the final, I have the chance to win a gold medal. I'm not going to have that chance for another four years. So I'll give it everything I can to try to do that."

 

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