IS EVERYBODY HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Andy Murray has arrived, absolutely, totally and utterly official!
What an incredible performance today from our Olympic Champion, he refused to be beaten!
I do want to see the stats, I bet they'll make great reading. From looking at the match though, the only area where Mr. Perfectionist Murray could pick on himself was his first serve percentage I think, but I don't recall Smugfed's being that great either, and Andy still won, so who cares!!!!
I take back (for now) anything negative about Tim Henman and Andrew Castle. They were both right there with Andy today, playing points with him at times, which arguably was slightly biased, but ruddy marvellous, and very funny!
I am just so thrilled and delighted for Andy. As I said earlier, there aren't huge ranking points, or big money, but this is something else. Andy will never, ever have to give that Gold medal back, it is his forever, as is the title of Olympic Men's Singles Champion 2012!
I'm telling you now, Andy has opened the door and barged right through. There is more to come, I'd bet my life on it! This will surely give him real belief now, that he can beat 'the best' over five sets in big match situations. It's just marvellous, wonderful!
I watched the match on one of the extra BBC tennis channels. Was Sue Barker on 3? If she was I recorded that. I'd like to see Andy hugging Tim. At the moment I feel like hugging everyone!
Andy did so well during the match and during the medals ceremony to keep his emotions in check. I'm sure he is conscious of the Mixed Doubles Final coming up. Wouldn't a double Gold be awesome? We'll see, but oh, I'd so love it!
I can't believe Del Potro won the bronze, that really surprised me. I saw part of that before the rain interrupted. Well I never!
Huge, huge congratulations to Andy, and good luck to Andy and Laura for the Mixed Doubles!