Murray draws on Olympic inspiration

30 June 2013 / 14:06

Andy Murray admits he will be drawing on memories of his London 2012 gold medal as he seeks to end Great Britain’s wait for a Wimbledon winner next week.

Murray has sauntered into the second week in SW19 and is yet to drop a set but both Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have both been eliminated.

Last year Murray reached the final for the first ever time but he was defeated in four sets by Federer, ensuring his wait for a maiden Grand Slam went on.

Just weeks later however Murray returned to Centre Court to clinch Olympic gold, seeing off Federer, before breaking his Grand Slam duck at the US Open.

And the Scot admits that being crowned Olympic champion on home soil is his greatest achievement to do.

“It was cool to be able to do something like winning an Olympic gold medal. For me it was the best ten days of my career,” he said.

“I don’t think it will ever really be topped. Yes, it was ahead of winning the US Open a few months later, because the whole experience was just great.

“The first Olympics I went to I still said at the time was one of my best experiences, because I got to meet all the other athletes and got to see all the other sports.

“Obviously having it here, that is never going to happen again.”

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