Andy Murray shares emotional dream as he makes ‘last one’ claim amid retirement fears

Andy Murray is aiming to play his fifth and final Olympics in Paris next summer. The Scot, 36, won gold in the singles in 2012 and 2016 but had to pull out injured in Tokyo before losing in the quarter-finals of the doubles. But he is targeting one final hurrah at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games with a hat-trick in sight.

Speaking after beating Chinese wildcard Ye Cong Mo 7-5, 6-3 at the Zhuhai Championships, Murray said: “I’d love to play another Olympics. I have had thrilling experiences throughout my career at the Olympics.

“I’ve loved every single one that I’ve been involved in. I was really disappointed with the last one and I would love another opportunity to play next year in Paris. It would be my fifth Olympics and most likely the last one.”

The three-time Grand Slam winner has history in the Olympics, winning the Gold medal singles match on home turf in 2012 against Roger Federer. He then repeated the feat in 2016, overcoming Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina.

But in attempting to claim a hat-trick in Tokyo, he was forced to pull out injured before his doubles campaign came to an end in the last-eight. It is clear that for Murray, he has unfinished business and now, the three-time Grand Slam winner is eyeing a final hurrah in the Olympics by playing at Paris 2024 next year.

It comes just days after Murray helped Great Britain earn their place in the Final 8 of the Davis Cup with a thrilling victory over France. He could be seen celebrating wildly after Dan Evans and Neal Skupski defeated Nicholas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin, showing his passion for the British game burns stronger than ever.


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