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Andy Murray 'can't wait' for London Olympics

Wednesday, April 11 2012 by SNTV

  • Intro:

    Andy Murray confirmed on Tuesday (10th April) that he will defend his title at the Queen's Club - the grass-court warmup tournament for Wimbledon - after committing himself to the event for the next five years.

    It will herald the start of a busy summer of tennis for the world number four, with Wimbledon and then the Olympics following shortly after.


    As tennis comes to England for the grass court season, world number four Andy Murray says he's ready for an epic summer of British tennis.

    SOUNDBITE: (English) Andy Murray:

    "Yes it's going to be big. I'm looking forward to it. I'm going to need to play some great tennis.
    There's going to be a lot of pressure, a lot of expectation. But then the Olympics, I think it's going to be amazing. I don't want to jinx it but I just have a feeling that they are going to put on a great competition. I was at the one in Beijing four years ago and they did a great job there. It was really really good and I've got a feeling that they're going to put on a great show here so I'm looking forward to being part of it."

    Injury permitting Murray will play in Queens, Wimbledon, and the London Olympics in front of an expectant home crowd.

    SOUNDBITE: (English) Andy Murray:

    "The Olympics for me, it's the greatest sporting competition by far. Playing in the last one, just being around all of the other athletes was great because in tennis we're pretty much just around each other all the time and it's an individual sport so it's a bit lonely whereas when you're playing in the Olympics you're part of the team. You feel that. When I stayed in the Olympic village, you're just hanging out all the time with athletes from your country and meeting other athletes as well so it's a special competition, it's very different to what we're used to on the tour and I can't wait to play in it."

    With new coach Ivan Lendl on board, Andy Murray hopes to make 2012 a season to remember.

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