Can Andy Murray win the Tokyo Olimpic gold medal? Can the Scotsman succeed in an epic achievement, winning the most prestigious medal for the third consecutive Olympics, after London 2012 and Rio 20216?
There are conditions that could favor Murray, such as the important absences of many other tennis players, such as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal or Dominic Thiem. Andy also has a favorable tradition in the Olympic tournament and will be able to take advantage of all his experience in an event that few are able to complete.
Murray will have the biggest obstacle in Novak Djokovic. The Serbian is strongly determined to rewrite every record, win his first Olympic gold medal and conquer the Golden Slam. Nole is obviously the favorite for the final victory, but between the absence of many stars, the absence of the crowd and the pressure he will have on him, who knows?
Andy, thanks to the wild card reserved for athletes capable of winning at least one gold medal in the past, will participate in the Tokyo Olympics and he will try to repeat the feat achieved at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Games.
The former world number one has always represented his country with honor and this year too, despite the absence of the crowd and the strict restrictions established by the Japanese government, he will take the court without problems.
Andy Murray: “Can’t wait to play in Tokyo”
In a long interview with Tennis Head, the Scot former world no.1 said: “The Olympic Games mean a lot to me. For the second time I will participate as defending champion and it is really exciting. I really want to play and give it my all. The Olympics is the most important competition in the world: as athletes, we train hard to experience moments like this. On a personal level, my goal is to try and win a medal for my country. The ideal would be to win the gold one.”
Jamie Delgado, Murray’s current coach, talked about his champion and his latest performances at Wimbledon. He said: “He reacted very well physically at Wimbledon, because he was able to play three you play best-of-five, which they haven’t done in a long time. We are happy with what he has achieved. People know how much Murray loves tennis and how much he wants to win. He has done a lot for British tennis and, in general, for the sport of his country.”
We remember that tennis players like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Dominic Thiem, Nick Kyrgios, Matteo Berrettini and Jannik Sinner will not participate in the Olympic tournament.
In addition to the injury issue, many players have decided not to reach Tokyo due to the restrictions and the absence of the public; factors that will greatly affect the performance and performance of athletes. The only one of the Big 3 who chose to play the Olympics was Novak Djokovic.