Wimbledon return helps Murray with loss

20 July 2012 / 16:09

Andy Murray says playing at Wimbledon again only three weeks after his loss to Roger Federer in this year's final will be the best remedy for the heartbreaking loss.

The 25-year-old tearfully thanked the nation for their support after failing in his bid to become the first British men's champion at the tournament since Fred Perry in 1936, losing in four sets.

"I think it was good for me the Olympics came so soon after Wimbledon, that gave me an extra push and extra motivation to get back on court and not think too much about (the final)," he said.

"I feel fine just now. I've been practising now for a week. If the Olympics wasn't here I would have taken two or three weeks off, but I just took four or five days off and got back on the court."

"I'm hitting the ball well, been playing well in practice, but we'll have to see once I get back out on the court how I'm going to feel exactly.

"But I would expect that by now I'm experienced enough and had enough tough losses to be able to deal with the final," he said.

It will be his second trip back to Centre Court since the tournament, admitting he first returned only days after the loss and spent a moment reflecting on the final.

"I thought a little bit about the match and then was thinking what it will be like playing at the Olympics, because it's changed so quickly after the tournament," he said.

"They had all the London 2012 backdrops at the back of the court and I guess that maybe got my mind looking forward to this event."