Andy Murray Prepares To Defend His Olympic Title

Andy Murray is preparing to defend his gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Despite the ordeal he has had to endure due to multiple injuries, the Briton said he is “feeling good” although he also acknowledged that the coronavirus is causing anxiety in the team.

It is worth remembering that the Olympic gold in men’s singles tennis has been in Murray’s hands for almost nine years, as he was crowned champion at London 2012 and Rio 2016.

Still, despite those achievements, unfortunately we can’t say that Murray is one of the main favourites. After retaining his title in Brazil, he has twice had to undergo hip surgery and it looks like his best days are behind him: The Scot is currently ranked 104th in the world.

Nevertheless, the 34-year-old is not giving up hope: “I’ve prepared as best as I can. I have tough draws in singles and doubles but I think I have a chance,” he said.

Murray will face Canadian youngster Felix Auger-Aliassime in the first singles round.

“If I can get through a round or two I’ll start to feel more comfortable,” he told BBC Sport.

On the other hand, he admitted that there is anxiety in the British team over Covid, but that from his perspective “everyone is taking the protocols seriously.”