Winning the Olympics was more special than winning Wimbledon


Former world number one 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 defeating 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] The Olympics were actually more special,” Murray said at the Moselle Open, according to Sportskeeda.

“It was the first kind of big competition I’ve won. It was a very unique experience and atmosphere to play at Wimbledon in front of an all-British crowd, it wasn’t the usual crowd that is at Wimbledon. They were allowed into the stadium and everything and it was just better, I think, and it was great.

“And I really enjoyed that too, where like when I won Wimbledon the first time, I just felt extremely relieved after the match and I really didn’t enjoy it as much as I would have liked. While the Olympic Games, I did, I loved it and I had, yes, a very good time.

Great experience.”

Ivan Lendl, the man who guided Murray to major success

Murray became a three-time Grand Slam champion, two-time Olympic gold medalist and world No. 1 during his two stints 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 very strong mentally, he didn’t show a lot of emotion on the pitch, but just talked to him about what he was doing. ‘he was feeling before Grand Slam finals and stuff, you know he was extremely nervous, he said he throws up sometimes before he goes out on the court,’ Murray explained. “But then people would see him on the pitch and think he looks pretty relaxed.”


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