Andy Murray reveals he'll play the Paris Olympics under one condition only

The Scottish champion talked about the Paris Olympics, which could be his last tournament

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Andy Murray reveals he'll play the Paris Olympics under one condition only
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"I don't want to find myself in the position of being called up just because it might be my last tournament. I would be enormously pleased to be able to play in the Olympic Games once again, but only if I feel like I can win a medal." Andy Murray revealed in an interview with the British newspaper The Times his desire to participate in the Olympic Games 2024 in Paris for sporting merit and not because the one on Parisian clay could be his last tournament as a professional.

"I am well aware of how fond my memories are of the Games and I would like to go back by rights and not by taking away the place of one of my colleagues just because it is a fantastic opportunity. Great Britain has two top doubles players, namely Joe Salisbury and Neal Skupski; then there are Jack Draper, Cameron Norrie and Daniel Evans who are doing well in singles.

That's why the summer is still surrounded by uncertainty, because I'm not sure what will happen next," he added.

Murray's legacy at the Olympic Games

The Scotsman has a special connection with the Olympics. He has won two gold medals in his career.

The first came in 2012 in London, in front of his fans on the lawns of the All England Club so dear to him, when he managed to beat Roger Federer in the final in three sets. The second, however, four years later in Rio de Janeiro, overtaking Kei Nishikori and Juan Martin del Potro.

Speaking of his possible retirement, the Scottish champion revaled himself, after his elimination in the second round of Indian Wells: "I haven't missed too many days of training due to lack of discipline or poor decisions.

From this point of view, I can't have too many regrets. Obviously there are games and things, maybe decisions that I made that I regret and wish I had had another chance, but overall it was a good performance," he explained.

"I plan to finish in the summer. I don't know what else to say. They've been asking me for about 18 months. Obviously I've thought about it, but I haven't made a decision yet. Once I made the decision, I expressed it, but no one listens to me. To be honest, I don't understand why they keep asking me that," he explained.

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