Great Britain's Andy Murray qualifies for gold medal match


Andy Murray is set to add to his ever-growing collection of honours after guaranteeing at least a silver medal at Rio 2016.

The tennis star defeated Japan's Kei Nishikori to progress to the Olympic final on Sunday, just over a month after he won his second Wimbledon title.

The 29-year-old took gold at London 2012 to kick start a successful era that saw him win the US Open and Wimbledon within the next 12 months.

He also won a silver in the mixed doubles with Laura Robson in London but was knocked out of the competition with Heather Watson at the quarter final stage this time.

Reaching the final is a fitting achievement for Murray who was picked as Britain's flag bearer for the opening ceremony of Rio 2016.

He described that as "by far the proudest moment of my professional career".

Speaking after the ceremony he said: "To lead out Team GB will be an incredible honour, the biggest in sport.

"I obviously have great memories of London and I am 100% focused on winning here in Rio."

"The privilege of being the flag bearer is a moment I will remember for the rest of my life and will certainly be one of the highlights of my career."

Murray will face either Spain's Rafael Nadal or Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in Sunday's final.