He wants a new medal. The British Andy Murray, who had to withdraw from the singles main draw at Tokyo 2020, wants to increase his legend in the Olympic Games and is already focused on what will be his duel of quarter finals in the male doubles with your partner Joe salisbury. The former world No. 1 and gold winner at London 2012 and Rio 2016 stated that once the tournament is over, “‘he will take a little break from the circuit’ ‘.
The expedition through the Japanese capital did not start in the best way. The 34-year-old tennis player could not appear in the individual branch after listening to the recommendations of your medical body: ”It was very disappointing to make this decision. because I prepared well in the last months. I felt good again and then something strange appeared in the tests that we were not very happy with. I did not want to force a lot and play many games, so I decided to get off the singles and focus only on the doubles, ” the Scotsman confessed to the website Tennis365.
In addition, the winner of three Grand Slam added in this regard: ”When I found out about the situation, I spoke to Joe and told him that if I had to give priority to something I would give it to the doubles before the singles, that’s why I made the decision to stay with the doubles. I would have been upset with myself if I had made the decision to play with the problem I had and made things worse. That I lost in singles and then I couldn’t have done well in doubles. I think I’ll be physically fine for the remainder of the tournament, but then I’ll have to take a little break on the circuit”
Finally, the current N ° 105 of the world ranking referred to the passion and joy with which he faces each Olympic event. ” I love this competition. It’s very funny. You end up meeting really interesting people. The other day I met two Syrian brothers, one competing for Syria and the other competing for the refugee team. You meet people from different backgrounds and that’s one of the things that I love about a format like this’‘said the winner of 46 ATP titles.
The Murray-Salisbury pair made their debut in the competition with a victory against the French Nicolas Mahut-Pierre-Hugues Herbert by 6-3 and 6-2; then they dispatched the Germans Tim Puetz-Kevin Krawietz 6-2, 7-6 (2). For the quarterfinals they will collide with the Croatians Ivan Dodig-Marin Cilic.