Even a devastating loss at the hands of Novak Djokovic in the final at the Australian Open didn’t stop Andy Murray from aiming high for the remainder of the season.
In an interview with the Guardian, Britain’s no.1 provided his plan on how he will attack the next 10 months of the year.
“It’s 100% Olympics and I want to try to play Davis Cup too. But it depends on what happens this week against Japan, because that could change things a lot. If we don’t win, I could take five or six days off after Wimbledon (when Davis-Cup quarter final is scheduled) and get myself ready for the hardcourt swing that leads to the Olympics in August, followed by the US Open.”
Murray, who defeated Roger Federer in a thrilling final to win the gold medal at All-England Club, has set his sight on winning not only another gold medal in Rio, but also slam titles in the next three major tournaments.
“I’d love to win the Olympics again, but I’d also love to win Wimbledon again – in fact, all of the Slams and the Davis Cup. But it would be difficult to pick one event over another. I’d like to do well in all of them. I think it’s possible, but you need to be pretty smart with your schedule”.
“I could potentially play Wimbledon on the grass and the next week could be on a clay court (away against Kazakhstan or at home with Serbia in most likely scenario), and then a couple of weeks later the Olympics on a hard court. I’m preparing for it to be tough; that’s why, in the early part of the year, it’s important to get time off just now. After Monte Carlo I’m going to take a week to 10 days’ rest as well.”
Murray is a far second to a red-hot Djokovic in the ATP world ranking. However, it appears that the Briton is still oozing with confidence that he can finally get over the hump this year.
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