Murray looks ahead to the Olympics

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Andy Murray has put the disappointment over his Wimbledon defeat behind him to focus on winning an Olympic gold medal.

The Scot has not played since Wimbledon and will return to action for the first time during the Olympic tournament, which starts on Saturday 28 July.

The night of the final wasn't easy. I did not sleep too much, it was tough.

I had a few days off where I went go karting with my friends and went to see comedy shows.

Getting back on the court has helped - I needed to make sure I got over the disappointment quickly.


I'm feeling positive ahead of the Olympic competition - I really want to do well here.

Last Olympics I played in Cincinatti a week before the Games started and arrived three days before. It was not ideal preparation and I did not understand how much the Olympics meant to me.

After I lost, it hit me hard. This time I will have been training for two and a half weeks.
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It's good to see Andy looking forward to the Olympics and not dwelling on his defeat in the Wimbledon final.  Although I'd hoped he'd take a real holiday, it sounds like he knows what to do to get over these disappointments and it may well be that go-karting with friends and attending comedy shows [especially when accompanied by a standing ovation] have been better for him than brooding on a beach somewhere.
Anyway I think Andy deserves to win a medal (or two as would be so great if he could also win one with Jamie) and I hope the crowd will really get behind him once more  cmon yeah yay
Btw Mark you better watch out or the branding police will be on to you for using the the olympic logo  w00t
July 21, 2012, 10:24 PM
By Ruthie

Btw Mark you better watch out or the branding police will be on to you for using the the olympic logo  w00t
I'll take it as a compliment if they do.
July 21, 2012, 10:41 PM
By Mark

Exclusive: The Tennis Space Olympic Quiz with Andy Murray:

http://www.thetennisspace.com/off-court/murray-exclusive-i-would-like-to-try-110m-hurdles/

Apart from tennis, the event I hope to watch during The Games: Boxing.

The Olympian I would most like to meet during The Games: Usain Bolt.

What the Olympics means to me: It’s just so completely different to anything else that we do. Mixing with all the athletes will make it very special.

If I wasn’t a tennis player, I would like to have competed in this Olympic sport: 110m hurdles.

But definitely not this one: Swimming.

My Olympic hero from past Games: Michael Johnson.

The question that tennis players are most likely to be asked by other athletes: I’ll probably be asked about my training.
July 21, 2012, 10:58 PM
By IonaRed

Exciting stuff!  Best of luck Andy! (in case you look in here). Hope you have a wonderful time!
July 22, 2012, 02:44 AM
By adb..OH

Hopefully he's put in as cowardly a performance as he did at Wimbledon. Federer must have been delighted at how desperate Murray was to hand Federer *yet another* easy Wimbledon final victory.
July 22, 2012, 04:40 PM
By fuzzyballs

I didn't expect you to make it that easy after you were given a final warning of no tolerance. Enjoy your permanent ban, it's been a long time coming.
July 22, 2012, 04:55 PM
By Mark

I didn't expect you to make it that easy after you were given a final warning of no tolerance. Enjoy your permanent ban, it's been a long time coming.
Praise the lord and pass the ammunition Mark  yay
July 22, 2012, 07:41 PM
By Ruthie

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July 22, 2012, 09:02 PM
By scotnadian

 yes
July 22, 2012, 09:47 PM
By Ruthie

Indifferent -- to ******.
July 23, 2012, 01:27 AM
By tomthoms

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