Defending Champion Andy Murray Eyes Encore at Rio Olympics 2016

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Saturday, December 19th, 2015 | 0


British tennis star Andy Murray, who won the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics, has set his eyes upon defending his yellow metal at the next year’s Rio Olympics.

Fresh from spearheading his country to a historic Davis Cup triumph, the 28-year-old believes that the Olympics is the biggest sporting event not only because of the fierce competition but also because of its exceptional stature.

“(I’m) really looking forward to it, I would imagine it will be great fun over there, probably hot, tough conditions, but the Olympics is the biggest sporting event in my opinion by far,” Murray was quoted as saying by

“Nothing comes close to it, some people say football World Cup, but at the Olympics you have all of the best athletes in the world across all of the sports competing for their countries, and it comes round once every four years so there is a lot of pressure on everyone to perform. I’m really looking forward to it; it should be a great event,” he added.

Having won the gold medal in singles and silver in mixed doubles (with Laura Robson) in the previous edition of the sport’s mega event, Murray will be eyeing an encore of performance in Brazil next year.


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