Game, Set, and Rematch: Federer and Andy Murray will go at it again for the gold
Sunday's Olympics men's tennis Gold medal match between Andy Murray and Roger Federer will be Sunday at 12 Noon British time, 7 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, and 4 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time. The match will be played on Centre Court at Wimbledon, the exact same court on which Federer beat Murray in July for the Wimbledon title.
Federer also earned his way into the gold medal match as Friday, and it wasn't quick or easy. In the longest three-set men's tennis match of the modern era, Federer defeated the Argentinian Juan Martin del Potro in a match that lasted four hours, 26 minutes.
Andy Murray's win over Djokovic was his first win over the Serb since February in Dubai, and Murray has never beaten Djokovic in a Grand Slam match. The Olympics are not considered a Grand Slam match.
Believe it or not, neither Murray nor Federer has never won an Olympic medal in singles competition. Federer won a gold medal at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in doubles competition, alongside fellow Swissman Stanislas Wawrinka. This is Murray's first Olympics.
Despite Federer's No. 1 overall ranking, he and Murray have a pretty even lifetime record. They've competed 16 times, with each winning eight of those. Federer has, however, beaten Murray in their only contest on grass -- that Wimbledon's men's final one month ago.
Don't fret, though, Andy Murray. Sunday's weather report for London calls for rain, so the Wimbledon court roof may be up -- creating indoor conditions that are not to Federer's traditional advantage.