London, July 21 : Andy Murray, who waited five days before picking up his racket again following his four-set loss to Roger Federer in the Wimbledon finals, is eyeing gold for Team Great Britain in the Olympics.
He spent some time alone on centre-court on Tuesday and was struck at just how different it all looked amid all the branding for the 2012 Olympics.
"It hit me hard, I struggled for a couple of days. The night of the final I didn't sleep much. I cried a lot. That was the first part. Then I just started doing other things to try to take my mind off it. I went go-karting with my friends. I went to Battersea Dogs Home. I went to a comedy show. Laughing is the best way to get over losses," said Murray.
"I sat for a few minutes - I was just thinking a little bit about the [Federer] match and thinking about what it was going to be like playing at the Olympics," he said.
"When you first get back on the court you think about points you should have played differently, things you should have done. Then you stop thinking about the past and you concentrate a bit more on the future," he told The Telegraph.
Murray's chances have increased in the absence of Rafael Nadal.
"I think a gold medal in the pinnacle of every sport - everyone understands what that means. Novak Djokovic won a bronze medal at the last Olympics and was in tears. I want to make sure I prepare properly so I give myself the best chance to win a medal. It''s a huge competition in tennis now," he said. (ANI)
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