Andy Murray revealed who gave him the best hug at the end of a match in his entire career and, surprisingly or not, it was neither one of the Big Three: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, or Novak Djokovic. Instead, the Tower of Tandil, Juan Martin Del Potro, earned the honor of being the best hugger in the Briton’s illustrious career.
Murray uncovered this aspect after he saw a social media post portraying the net-meeting between him and Del Potro at the end of the 2016 Rio Olympics Final. At that time, we all know that Andy Murray won the second gold medal of his life.
“On this day two great champions, Andy Murray and Juan Martin Del Potro played a great final at the Olympic games in Rio 2016. Andy Murray won his second gold medal,” Rena captioned the photo she posted on her Instagram account.
After seeing the photograph, Murray reshared the post on his Instagram Story, commenting: “This was by far the best hug I’ve had at the end of a match in my entire career”.
Andy Murray beat the man who kicked out Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic
Although Murray hasn’t met Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, or Novak Djokovic in his way to the gold medal, he managed to bring down the one who defeated both Djokovic and Nadal in his road to the final, and that’s no one other than Del Potro.
In his best season on the Tour, Andy Murray claimed 78 wins and nine titles in 2016, finishing as the year-end no. 1 for the first and only time after a wild chase with Novak Djokovic! After another setback at the Australian Open, Andy lost the ground before the clay season where he got back at his best, winning Rome and reaching the final of Madrid and Roland Garros, losing both to Novak.
Queen's and Wimbledon were in Andy's hands, taking a break before the Olympic Games in Rio, where he was one of the title favorites. Andy scored three comfortable triumphs and overpowered Steve Johnson and Fabio Fognini to reach the gold medal match, hoping to defend the title won four years ago at Wimbledon against Roger Federer.
On the other side of the net stood Juan Martin del Potro... Read the rest of Andy Murray’s road to the Olympics gold medal and see how he managed to get past Del Potro in this article.