Andy Murray said he’s watched more replays of his tennis matches from the 2012 Olympics, where he won gold, than of his drought-ending 2013 Wimbledon triumph considered the hallmark of his career.
“I’ve watched my match with Novak [Djokovic] at the Olympics a couple of times, and the final with Roger [Federer] quite a few times, rather than Wimbledon ,” Murray said, according to British reports.
Murray, 28, beat Djokovic 7-5, 7-5 in the 2012 Olympic semifinals and then topped Federer 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 in the gold-medal match, both also on Wimbledon’s Centre Court.
Djokovic has been ranked No. 1 for most of the last four years. Murray swept Djokovic in the 2013 Wimbledon final, becoming the first British man to lift the singles trophy since 1936.
Federer owns a record 17 Grand Slam singles titles, his last coming over Murray in the 2012 Wimbledon final, one month before Murray returned the favor at the London Games.
The Rio 2016 Olympic tennis tournaments will be played on hard courts, which could put 2008 Olympic champion Rafael Nadal at a disadvantage against the likes of Murray, Djokovic and Federer.
No singles player has repeated as Olympic champion.
Federer, who will turn 35 during the 2016 Olympics, has never won an Olympic singles gold medal and said in March he was still figuring out his plans for the Rio Games.
Photos: Lindsey Vonn, Roger Federer plays tennis in the Alps