When and where: The men's singles gold medal match gets underway on Centre Court following the final of the women's doubles which begins at 7 a.m. ET on Sunday. Coverage will be provided by NBC, with a live stream available on NBCOlympics.com.
Roger Federer is looking to follow in the footsteps of Serena Williams by completing a career Golden Slam.
Preview: Andy Murray enthralled the Olympic host nation on Friday as he battled past Serbia's Novak Djokovic 7-5, 7-5 to reach the gold medal match of the London Games.
The Olympic final will be a repeat of this year's Wimbledon final between Murray and Roger Federer. The two will play a best three-out-of-five-set match on Sunday.
Union flags flew all around the All-England Club on Friday, as fans piled into Centre Court and Mount Murray to cheer on the Scot. With the partisan supporters rooting on the Wimbledon finalist, Murray held serve throughout the first set.
Both Murray and Djokovic blasted ground strokes and showed off their trademark athleticism. At 6-5 in the opening set, Murray finally found himself in a break opportunity and took the game to win the set, 7-5. Murray and the crowd erupted with excitement as the Scot headed to his chair for a changeover.
Though more highly contested, the second set followed the same pattern as the first. Both men held serve until the 12th game of the set when Murray broke serve at love to secure an Olympic medal.
Djokovic played more aggressive second set but failed to convert four break-point opportunities.
Receiving at 4-4, Djokovic had a crucial break-point chance. Murray was clearly frustrated and threw his racket to the ground and let out a primal scream. However, he was able to compose himself and serve his way out of trouble.
Djokovic was able to hold the next game with ease, as Murray struggled to retrieve the Serb's penetrating shots. A string of entertaining points at 5-5 gave Djokovic another key break-point chance.
Djokovic may have felt the pressure of the moment and the crowd, and missed an easy shot in the net. Murray capitalized and took the game.
Almost instantly, Murray found himself with three match points on Djokovic's serve. Murray converted on his first match point and the crowd erupted. The Scot, who was disappointed by Federer on the same court just weeks earlier, fought back tears of joy in front of an ecstatic crowd.
Murray described his victory over Djokovic as "the most emotional match I've ever played."
Sunday's atmosphere promises to be among the most electric of the London Games. Murray has a chance to earn glory by defeating Federer, while the Swiss star attempts to win his first gold medal of his career in single's competition.
Much like the Wimbledon final, Federer will face a raucous and biased crowd. He will also be recovering from a 3-6, 7-6, (7-5), 19-17 marathon victory over Juan Martin del Potro that lasted four hours and 26 minutes.
Unlike the rest of the tournament, the men's final will be best-of-five set match, which may serve as a slight advantage to Murray, who exerted significantly less energy on the court in his semifinal match.
In the Wimbledon final, Murray struggled with his serve, making only 56 percent of his first serves, compared to Federer's 69 percent. In his Friday match against Djokovic, he served at 64 percent. He will have to serve as well, if not better, than he did in his semifinal match on Sunday if he hopes to challenge the world No. 1 in a three-out-of-five set match.
If Murray can serve well enough to control the points, and keep Federer moving around the court, he should have an edge.
Despite Federer's marathon semifinal, a longer match on Sunday could be advantageous for the 30-year-old because of his unmatched experience. Federer has shown a keen ability to perform at crucial stages in a match, and often seems unaffected by crowds or pressure-filled moments.
Federer, who will play for career Golden Slam on Sunday, must keep Murray on the defensive and neutralize Murray's serve with deep returns.
Murray on the other hand, has already faced the disappointment of losing in a Wimbledon final this year and would like nothing more than avenge the loss in front of a home crowd.
He handled pressure moments against Djokovic well and knows his opponent will be physically fatigued. It is certain that the crowd will be behind him, but Murray will probably need his first serve to be a weapon if he expects outplay a motivated Federer.
Prediction: Murray in four close sets
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