OLYMPICS LONDON 2012: Humble Federer delighted with silver
By Sportsbeat staff, London 2012
ROGER Federer insisted he had no regrets after losing his London 2012 Olympic Games men's tennis singles final to Great Britain's Andy Murray.
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Federer was beaten soundly – 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 – and admits he can't remember the last time he lost nine consecutive games – especially on his beloved grass surface at the All England Club.
The world No.1 beat the British No. 1 in the Wimbledon final exactly four weeks ago, and despite Murray avenging his disappointment, the Swiss claimed he has had an amazing return to the top.
"It's been an incredible month for me, winning Wimbledon again, becoming world number one again and winning the silver medal here," he said.
"It's been a tough tournament and a very emotional tournament and maybe those emotions hindered me against Andy.
"But that is no excuse – he played very well and was the much better player.
"He was so confident and he took his chances and I didn't."
Federer is usually the darling of the Centre Court crowd but always knew Murray would have the fans at his back at the Olympics.
"He never doubted himself from the moment he walked on the court," he added.
"He's had a tough few years and I'm very happy for him and pleased he got the gold."
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