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Massu claims second gold in a day


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Massu had hardly any sleep after his doubles victory
SPECIAL REPORT
• Olympics 2004: Special report 

ATHENS, Greece -- Nicolas Massu of Chile won the Olympic men's singles tennis gold medal when he beat American Mardy Fish in five sets in Sunday's final, 16 hours after winning the doubles with Fernando Gonzalez.

He hung in for a 6-3, 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 win, to cap a tremendous day in Olympic history for Chile.

His five-set doubles win was Chile's first ever Olympic gold medal in any sport.

It finished at 2:40 on Sunday morning and after the medals ceremony he had to go to doping control and for a massage.

But on Sunday night, after hardly any sleep, he fought back from two sets-to-one down to win in four hours of momentous tennis.

Gonzalez, who lost to Fish in the semi-finals, beat American Taylor Dent for the bronze medal to give Chile three Olympic medals in a day.


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