Olympics the biggest event

Andy Murray is looking forward to representing Great Britain at the 2016 Olympic Games, describing it as sport's biggest event.

Murray: Olympics the biggest event

The 28-year-old won gold in the men's singles at London 2012, defeating Roger Federer in the final at Wimbledon, and will be hoping to do replicate that feat in Rio de Janeiro next year.

The world number two – who also took silver alongside Laura Robson in the mixed doubles three years ago – admitted the Olympics comes at a difficult time in the tennis calendar, but it is an event he hopes to arrive to at the peak of his powers

"[I am] 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 told Omnisport.

"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. In the tennis calendar it comes at a tough time because we have Wimbledon, the following week is the Davis Cup, then the Olympics a couple of weeks after that.

"So it is a very busy time of year, but we'll adjust my schedule so I can hopefully peak and play my best tennis at the Olympics."

Murray played a starring role in Britain's Davis Cup triumph this year, winning all 11 of his rubbers to help end the nation's 79-year wait to reclaim the crown.


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