Andy Murray returns to the scene of his Olympic triumph Sunday, aiming for the biggest prize in tennis. Or is it?
Before facing Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final, Murray recalled his gold-medal sweep of Roger Federer in the Olympic final, also on Centre Court, on Aug. 5. Even a Wimbledon title, which a Brit hasn’t accomplished since Fred Perry in 1936, might not trump it.
“Winning Olympic gold, I don’t know if I’ll ever have the sort of feelings like I had that day,” Murray said. “Winning Olympic gold here, a home Olympics, I’ll never get the opportunity to do that again.
“It was probably one of the proudest moments of my career. I don’t know if I’ll ever top that.”
If Murray wins Wimbledon, he’ll move two steps shy of tennis’ Golden Slam — winning all four majors and the Olympics. It’s a feat only Andre Agassi and Rafael Nadal have checked off in men’s singles. The Bryan brothers have done it in doubles, and, in fact, currently hold all four majors and the Olympic title after their Wimbledon final win Saturday.
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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The 2018 Winter Olympics shivered Sunday to a close, surely defined by cold and wind but destined — just as in Seoul 30 years before — to mark a key chapter in history on the Korean peninsula.
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These Games are likely to be recalled as an inflection point in Olympic history, too. After logistical dramas and more at Rio 2016 and Sochi 2014, the Olympic scene needed a Games at which the venues were built, the buses ran on time, security was subtle, the volunteers were super-friendly — organizationally, everything more or less just worked — and the spotlight shone on the athletes and their stories of inspiration.
That’s what PyeongChang delivered.
A low-key Games on a far more human scale.
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The 2018 Winter Games are over, but that doesn’t mean we’ll forget all the amazing heights reached by American athletes. Take a look back at a few of them here with an added twist, powered by Giphy: