Murray not motivated by revenge

24 July 2012 / 20:21

Andy Murray will not be thinking about revenge for his Wimbledon final defeat when he takes to the tennis courts of the All England Club again this weekend.

The world number four left Centre Court in tears two and a half weeks ago after a four-set loss to Roger Federer in his first Wimbledon final.

He has not had much time to lick his wounds, with the Olympic tournament beginning on Saturday, but Murray is confident that will play to his advantage as he looks to contribute to Team GB's medal haul.

The 25-year-old said: "It's not about revenge. I'm not going to be playing Roger Federer possibly unless we both get to the final so that's a long way away.

"I think I needed a tournament like this to get ready for in order to get over the disappointment of losing in the Wimbledon final. This has come at the right time.

"I got back on the practice court after only a few days off, normally I would have taken a lot longer. But we'll have to wait and see. Playing at Wimbledon has always brought the best out of me and I don't see why that won't be the case again."

Murray has already played his part in the Games after carrying the torch on to Centre Court on Monday, while his practice partners this week have included Novak Djokovic, who Federer overtook as world number one with his Wimbledon victory.

Although the venue is the same, the All England Club has an unfamiliar look to it, with the courts clad in Olympic colours and the players in national kits rather than Wimbledon's strict white dress code.

Murray added: "There's going to be changes to what everyone's wearing and the backdrops to the courts but I think it's going to be a great occasion. All of the players are really looking forward to it and I can't wait to get started."

The Scot will be looking to become Britain's first Olympic medallist in tennis since Tim Henman and Neil Broad won silver in the men's doubles in Atlanta 16 years ago.