16:06 06 August 2012
Andy Murray has secured "the biggest win" of his life after beating rival Roger Federer in the Olympics singles final.
"It's number one for me - the biggest win of my life," said Murray.
Scot tennis star Murray took home the Olympic gold medal at the 2012 London Games and then went on to get a silver in the doubles just an hour later with Laura Robson.
Murray may have lost his last Wimbledon match against Federer but he thrashed him over the weekend 6-2 6-1 6-4. The match final was a best of five sets and determined the world champion in the eyes of millions of Olympic viewers.
The star said: "I hope this will give me the confidence to go there and believe in myself a bit more than I have in the past.
"Hopefully I can have a good run and give myself a shot at winning."
Federer is a 17-time Grand Slam champion and now Murray's victory over him has boosted his own Grand Slam chances.
He went on: "I have lost some tough matches. I've had a lot of questions asked about me many times. I'm just glad I managed to put on a performance I've been waiting for.
"It was a huge match for me. It was a big match for Roger as well. I'm sure he would have wanted to win the gold - it's one of the few things he hasn't done in his singles career.
"To win today, in the way I did, makes those losses a little bit easier to take. It will help with the way I go into the [Grand Slam] matches and I hope it will make me a better player."
Next up for Murray is a trip to Canada to review his overall health and "not do too much", He's considering entering the Toronto Masters if he feels up to it.
Murray's win at the Olympics marked Team Great Britain's 16th gold medal.
A surge in Britain's performance over the last few days has put them into a podium finishing position (hopefully). Team GB currently ranks third behind powerhouses China and the US.
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