Olympic Tennis 2012 Schedule: When and Where to Catch Gold Medal Matches

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Olympic Tennis 2012 Schedule: When and Where to Catch Gold Medal Matches
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The 2012 London Olympics have had its fair share of star power, and that is no exception on the grass courts at Wimbledon, as the hometown hero will face one of the best ever for the gold medal in men's singles. 

The early favorite to take home the gold in men's singles was undoubtedly the Swiss phenom Roger Federer, after he lit up the field at the 2012 Wimbledon tournament. Not to mention that his own individual gold medal is the only thing missing from his enormous trophy room. 

He'll face Britain's best, Andy Murray, for the second time in two months in Wimbledon at a final on Sunday. 

But the soon-to-be 31-year-old Federer had to face a grueling field of players capable of toppling him. Argentinian star Juan Martin del Potro took Federer to the brink in their semifinal clash, nearly beating him in straight sets before the Swiss star emerged in the longest singles match in Olympic history, 3-6, 7-6 (5), 19-17.

Here's everything you need to know for each of the three gold medal matches on Sunday. 

 

*Note: All matches below are on Sunday, Aug. 5

Federer (Switzerland) vs. Murray (Great Britain) - Men's Singles Gold Medal Match

When: 9:00 a.m. ET

Watch: NBC, Bravo!

 

Williams/Williams (USA) vs. Hradecka/Hlavackova (Czech Republic) - Women's Doubles Gold Medal Match

When: 7:00 a.m. ET

Watch: NBC, Bravo! 

 

Murray/Robson (Great Britain) vs. Mirnyi/Azarenka (Belarus)

When: 11:00 a.m. ET

Watch: NBC, Bravo!


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Murray will have a chance at redemption after losing in heartbreaking fashion to Federer just a month ago at Wimbledon. 

Since Serena Williams already wrapped up women's singles and the American Bryan brothers (Bob and Mike) won gold in men's doubles, the only other golds left to be won in tennis are women's doubles and mixed doubles. 

The Williams sisters will be facing off for their third doubles gold when they face Lucie Hradecka and Andrea Hlavackova from the Czech Republic. 

In mixed doubles, Murray is teaming up with fellow Brit Laura Robson to fight for gold against the Belarus duo of Max Mirnyi and Victoria Azarenka.

The host country is in the running for two tennis gold medals, and the worst case scenario is that they could end up with two silvers. 

 

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