'One of my hardest match ever' - Andy Murray on 2016 Rio final vs del Potro


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'One of my hardest match ever' - Andy Murray on 2016 Rio final vs del Potro

On an interview to the ITF website Andy Murray recalled his 2016 Rio Olympics gold medal won beating the Argentine Juan Martin del Potro in the final. That was Murray's second consecutive Olympic win after London 2012, but the two editions were very different each other.

'It was one of the hardest matches I’ve had to play for a big title', said Murray. 'The US Open final [in 2012] when I played Novak and won my first slam was very hard, but I found the Olympic final in Rio really tough.

Emotionally it was tough, physically it was hard. There were so many ups and downs in the match.' Murray also commented on the honour of being the flagbearer in the opening ceremony. 'Getting to carry the flag was an amazing experience.

It’s a great honour to get the opportunity to do that', Murray admitted. 'I found that quite emotional. After the day I did it, I had to regroup and get my mind on the matches. A match like the final, the build-up and the previous 10 days or so, it was very emotional.

I was just happy to get over the line. I was so tired.' ALSO READ: 'Roger Federer should never play on clay again' - Andy Roddick