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‘My goal is to win a medal,’ Andy Murray sets sights on Olympic glory

Andy Murray said his goal is to try and win a medal for his country as he prepares to take centre stage at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The British star won back-to-back gold medals at the Olympics in London (2012) and Rio (2016), and believes he can complete the Olympic hat-trick in Tokyo.

Murray has recovered from two hip surgeries since he last tasted Olympic success in 2016 and will compete in his fourth Olympic Games in Tokyo.

“The Olympics mean a huge amount to me and it’s a massive honour to be able to compete at a fourth Games in Tokyo,” said the three-time Major champion.

“Leading Team GB at the opening ceremony in Rio was one of the highlights of my career and winning in 2012 on home ground was an incredible moment.

“Going to a second Olympics as defending champion is exciting and I am looking forward to the challenge. The Games are the biggest competition in the world.

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“On a personal level, the Tokyo Games are significant. My goal is to try and win a medal. Ideally a gold one for my country. I know first-hand the impact that playing sport for a career has on your body. I know how difficult and frustrating that journey can be.”

The former world number one will begin his campaign against talented Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, who beat Murray in straight sets at the 2020 US Open in their only previous encounter.