On August 14, 2016, that is, five years ago, Andy Murray beat Juan Martín del Potro in the tennis final of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and won the second consecutive Gold.
It is that Murray came from being consecrated in London 2012 and started as second favorite to the title. Until then, there were 39 ATP titles that he had accumulated in his showcase and he was really in his prime. In fact, with 9 trophies, it was the season that screamed champion the most times in his career.
Anyway, it should be noted that the heavy names were on the other side of the key, that is, on the side of the Tandilense, who on his way to the final dispatched Novak Djokovic (in his debut) and Rafael Nadal (semifinals), among others.
All the Argentine expectations were placed on that decisive match. Although there was nothing impossible, and more so with the brilliant tournament that had been playing DelpoIt was a tough date.
So it was: the hierarchy and the good moment of the British prevailed after a 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 and 7-5 in more than 4 hours of an intense tennis level.
A triumph that confirmed Murray’s presence at that time within the Big four and that left the Argentine with a Silver medal, certainly as valuable as was his performance throughout the contest.