Andy Murray returned to Wimbledon after 4 years and gave the home fans a lot to cheer about. He reached the third round of at the All England Club before losing to Denis Shapovalov in straight sets. He beat 24th seed Nikoloz Basilashvili in 4 sets in the opening round and played a 5-set epic against German Oscar Otte in the second round.
Overall he had a very good outing and his coach, Jamie Delgado seemed to to be happy with his performance. He said that Murray loves competition and the British support means a lot to him.
“He behaved very well physically, he managed three good games including one in five sets. It’s something he hasn’t done for a very long time, so it’s something we’re all happy with,” he said.
“When he plays, people know how much he loves competition and how much he wants to win. Whether he’s excited or frustrated, I think people can relate to him. He has done so much for British tennis and for British sport in general. It gives him a lot of support. Once it is launched, the whole stadium is up and running.”
Can Andy Murray defend his Olympic gold?
Andy Murray will be seen representing Great Britain at Tokyo Olympics once again and will look to create history by winning an Olympic Gold for the third consecutive time. He has won the Gold on previous two occasions- London 2012 and Rio 2016.
He is the only singles player who has won two Olympic golds but given his recent form and physical state, defending it won’t be easy in any means. The playing field, despite missing some big names in Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Dominic Thiem, looks pretty solid and Murray will have to play out of his skin to beat the likes of Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev.