Laura Robson tells interesting 2012 Olympics mixed doubles final story


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Laura Robson tells interesting 2012 Olympics mixed doubles final story

British tennis player Laura Robson was joking ahead of the 2012 Olympics mixed doubles before Andy Murray's coach came to her and underlined that the former world No. 1 was completely focused on winning the match. The British duo came close to winning the gold medal in front of their home fans in London but Max Mirnyi and Victoria Azarenka of Belorusia came from a set down to win 2-6 6-3 10-8.

"I was laughing and joking in the warm-up area ahead of the mixed doubles at the 2012 Olympics, and Andy’s coach came up, tapped me on the shoulder and said: “No, no, Andy is here to win," Laura Robson revealed on BBC 5 Live, per David Law.

Robson, 25, and 32-year-old Murray haven't played together since the 2012 London Olympics. However, Murray still left London with a gold medal earned as he saw off Roger Federer in straight sets in the singles event.

Four years later at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, the Briton became the first tennis player ever to win two gold medals in singles after beating Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro in the final.