Is Murray the greatest ever?
It was another stunning performance from Andy Murray in an unforgettable Sunday showdown for British athletes in Rio.
His victory gave Team GB their 15th gold as they brought home four more last weekend and Great Britain leapfrogged China to move into second place in the medal table.
Forget about Super Sunday, this was simply sensational.
And Murray, our tennis supremo, gave another sterling performance to defend his title by defeating Argentine Juan Martin del Potro 7-5, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5.
The 29-year-old has once again made sporting history.
He is now the first male tennis player to successfully defend his Olympic title after his triumph, which lasted over four hours in the raging Rio heat.
It won’t go down as a classic and we all know his grand slam triumphs will sit a bit higher in his list of titles than a Brazilian gold but it won’t matter a jot to the Dunblane ace.
As a reigning Olympic champion, a three times grand slam and Davis Cup winner, surely now we can call him the greatest Scottish sportsperson ever.
Murray may be ranked number two in the tennis rankings but he is definitely Scotland’s number one sportsman.
There is no question he is Scotland’s best tennis player and after Sunday’s heroics he is quite possibly the best Britain has ever had.
We are privileged to have someone of his talent waving the flag for Team GB.
Sir Chris Hoy runs him close. His Olympic record is not one to shy away from and he quite rightly warrants his place in the hall of fame.
Murray, however, is also worthy of a knighthood. He carries the hopes of a nation on his back every summer and has won two Wimbledon titles with the help of their support.
And as Scotland’s football team have failed miserably to return to a major championships for far too long, Murray gives us something Scottish to support and someone we can call our own.
His victory on Sunday came off the back of a tremendous day in Rio.
Gymnast Max Whitlock led the charge and started the day by adding two gold medals to the history-making bronze he bagged during the week.
Team GB also clinched gold and silver in the velodrome with Scotland’s 23-year-old Callum Skinner, who was beaten into second place by Jason Kenny, his more experienced teammate, in the individual sprint.
Justin Rose also became golf‘s first Olympic champion since 1904 as he beat Sweden’s Henrik Stenson to gold in a thrilling final round.
And that was all in just one day.
The British athletes have been nothing short of fantastic in these games and we could not ask for any more.
He is definitely Scotland’s number one
Outstanding Andy Murray wins his second Olympic gold medal