Bruce Arthur: What a weekend for Britain. And, for that matter, for Andy Murray.
Two weeks after losing to Roger Federer at Wimbledon — two weeks after that halting, emotion-choked speech at Centre Court in which he managed to warble out, “I’m getting closer” — Andy Murray, pride of Scotland, got another chance. With it, he simply destroyed a dispirited, out-of-joint Federer, 6-2, 6-1, 6-4.
Britain won six gold medals and a silver on Saturday, one after another, for the most glorious sporting day the country has seen since the 1908 Olympics. Murray, who would play for mixed doubles gold with Laura Robson later in the day, had a chance to make it a golden weekend. He did.