Andy Murray: Winning Olympics was more special than winning Wimbledon

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Andy Murray: Winning Olympics was more special than winning Wimbledon

Former world No. 1 Andy Murray reveals winning the Olympics was more special than winning Wimbledon. Murray, 34, won his first gold medal at the London Olympics in the summer of 2012. A year later, Murray won his first Wimbledon title after beating Novak Djokovic in the final.

Murray won his second Wimbledon title in the summer of 2016 and a month later won the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. "I think the [2012] Olympics was actually more special," Murray told the Moselle Open, per Sportskeeda. " It was the first sort of big competition I won.

It was a very unique experience and atmosphere playing at Wimbledon in front of like an all-British crowd, it was not the usual crowd that's at Wimbledon. They were allowed flags into the stadium and everything and it was just better, I think, and it was great.

"And I really enjoyed it as well, where as like when I won Wimbledon the first time, I just felt extremely relieved after the match and really didn't enjoy it as much as I wish I had done. Where as the Olympics, I did, I loved it and had, yeah, a great, great time.

Great experience."

Ivan Lendl the man that guided Murray to major success

Murray became a three-time Grand Slam champion, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and the world No. 1 during his two tenures with Lendl. Last week, Murray announced a shock reunion with Lendl.

Murray and Lendl are now set to work together for the third time. "One of the things that helped me a lot was that someone like him, he was considered to be mentally very strong, he didn't show many emotions on the court, but then just talking to him about how he used to feel before Grand Slam finals and stuff, you know he used to get extremely nervous, he said he used to sometimes vomit before he went on the court," Murray explained. "But then people would see him on the court and think he looks like he's quite relaxed."