Tokyo Olympics 2020: Andy Murray honoured with Olympic village restaurant mural

World number 104 and Olympic hero Andy Murray honoured by a mural in the Olympic Village Restaurant in Tokyo noting his Olympic achievements

Andy Murray
Andy Murray

2-time Olympic gold medallist Andy Murray was honoured as an ‘Olympic Legend’ in a mural in the village. The list mentioned his achievements in the Olympics and the records he broke after winning his 2nd gold in 2016.

‘Olympic Legend’ Andy Murray

Federer and Murray
Roger Federer and Andy Murray in the 2012 Olympic final

British superstar Andy Murray has rich history at the Olympics and for good reason. In his 2 appearances at the Games, the Brit has won 3 medals and has become the first man ever to defend an Olympic gold title in 2016.

He also won the 2012 Doubles silver medal to go along with his Singles gold medal by pairing alongside Laura Robsen. Andy famously defeated Swiss superstar Roger Federer in the final. In a final in his home nation, Murray comfortably dispatched Roger 6-2, 6-1, 6-4

That victory marked a career breakthrough for Murray, who had lost all of his 4 Grand Slam finals that he had contested in, with 3 of them coming against ‘Big 4’ rival Federer. From 2012 till 2016, he reached a further 6 Major finals, with 5 of them coming against Novak Djokovic. He won 2 of these 6 encounters, both coming on home soil at Wimbledon in 2013 and 2016.

From world no.1 in 2016 to outside top 100 in 2018

Andy Murray
Andy Murray fell out of the top 100 in 2018 due to lack of playing time

Murray then had his career-best season in 2016, a year in which he made it to 3 Grand Slam finals, winning the Wimbledon title in the process. He also defended his 2012 Gold medal and in that process became the first person to ever defend his gold medal. This led to him earning the year-end number 1 ranking, for the first time

Since then, however, Murray has struggled with injuries, even dropping out of the top 100 in 2018 due to rarely playing on tours. He now hopes to become the first man to win a hat-trick of gold medals, something that will surely be a huge achievement that will stand for a long time.

He is, however up against a strong field headlined by 20-time Slam champion Novak Djokovic and upcoming young stars by the name of Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev and Daniil Medvedev. His journey starts against number 9 seed Felix Auger Aliassime in the first round.

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Saharsh Narayan is a lifelong sports enthusiast for whom the difference between a sad day and an ecstatic one is the presence of Football, Cricket and Tennis. He is inspired deeply by Cristiano Ronaldo and Rafael Nadal. You can have conversations with him about Sports and Supercars for hours and hours.