"I'd love to play another Olympics": Murray targets Paris 2024 after Tokyo disappointment

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Friday, 22 September 2023 at 17:30
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Andy Murray has confirmed that he is hoping to play at Paris 2024 in what would be his fifth and most likely last Olympic Games. This comes after he faced disappointment at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The former World No. 1 has a good track record at the Olympics, having won the gold medal in singles at both the 2012 London and 2016 Rio Games. However, he was left disappointed in Tokyo two years ago when he was forced to pull out of the singles event with a thigh injury.
Despite this, he continued in the men's doubles with Joe Salisbury, reaching the quarter-finals. Murray is currently competing at the ATP 250 Zhuhai Championships, where he expressed his hopes of competing at the Olympics one last time.

Murray: I have loved every Olympics I've played in

The 36-year-old explained how he has always loved the Olympics and finds it a 'thrilling' event to play.
"I'd love to play another Olympics. I've had thrilling experiences throughout my career at the Olympics. I've loved every single one I've been involved in.
"I was really disappointed last time. I'd gotten an injury before the tournament and I promised my partner I'd prioritize the doubles over singles if there was a problem. And we were very close to getting a medal in the doubles.
"We were up a set and 4-3, serving with game points in the quarter-finals and we had a really good chance and didn't quite do it. I'd love another opportunity to play next year in Paris. It would be my fifth Olympics and most likely the last one," he said.
Murray recently spoke of how he has experienced some incredible highs and lows this season. Earlier this month, he suffered an early exit at the US Open, being defeated by nineteenth-seed Grigor Dimitrov in the second round. However, he helped the British team achieve success in the Davis Cup Finals Group Stage last week, ensuring qualification to the quarter-finals which will be played in November.
Murray defeated home player Ye Cong Mo in the first round of the Zhuhai Championships and will face Aslan Karatsev in the second round.

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