"Tokyo Games more important than ever" says Andy Murray
Murray had a solid run at Wimbledon reaching the 3rd round where he lost to Denis Shapovalov. He then shifted focus to the Olympic Games where he will try and defend his Gold Medal from 2016. Asked about leading Team GB once more he said:
"Leading Team GB at the Opening Ceremony in Rio was one of the highlights of my career, and winning in 2012 on home ground was an incredible moment. Overcoming barriers and difficulties is what defines competing at this level, the ups and the downs. My goal is to try and win a medal. Ideally a gold one for my country."
Murray also spoke about the importance of these particular games which are coming at a very tough moment in history:
"Tokyo 2020 in 2021 is unique, falling during the pandemic and we have seen incredible resilience from athletes, fans and all those involved in making this happen. In so many ways, right now it's more important than ever that people around the world get to reconnect to the raw emotion of sport, watch incredible performances and celebrate the achievement of athletes coming from around the world."
Murray also touched upon the feeling of being an Olympian by saying:
"The Games are the biggest competition in the world and as athletes, we train hard for moments like this."