Andy Murray: It Was Amazing To Win A Gold Medal, But It Was Really Hard
by Staff | August 17th, 2016, 10:43 am

Andy Murray arrives in Cincinnati as a 2-time gold medal winner in singles after his big win Sunday over Juan Martin del Potro. Murray admitted he’s tired but he’s ecstatic over his result last week.

“Physically I feel a lot more tired after this one, the final was extremely tough on the hard courts, 4-hour match, long trip through the night straight afterward,” Murray said comparing to his first gold. “It’s an amazing feeling to win a gold medal but it was really hard.”

He now has to shift focus to Cincinnati, a completely different kind of event.

“I’ll try to adjust to new conditions here, recover well over the next couple days,” he said. “It’s gonna be a quick turnaround. Very, very different her to Rio. Different balls, courts, balls are bouncing a lot higher. It will take a bit of time to adjust to that.”

Murray added that he’s was very happy of his decision to take the extra time off after Wimbledon and not play Toronto, and he admits now in his later years that being fresh is extremely important.

“This week is going tough for me, but come the US Open I think I’ll be feeling good,” he said.

Murray is a two-time Cincinnati champion and it’s the place where he won his first Masters in 2008. He’ll put his career-best 18-match win streak on the line tonight against either Ivo Karlovic or Juan Monaco.

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4 Comments for Andy Murray: It Was Amazing To Win A Gold Medal, But It Was Really Hard

Ronn Says:

Yup, I just finished watching the match Murray played against Monaco. He won, but he look really tired and lackluster out there. His back also looked really stiff. I think he is wearing down now…

Margot Says:

^ Lol Andy won 6-2, 6-3. How hard to please are you?

Willow Says:

Andy Murray is currently the best player on tour, and i did say currently, thats before all and sundry here pounce on me ….

SG1 Says:

No pouncing here. No doubt in my mind that Murray is the best player in the world right now. He’s been practically unstoppable since Lendl returned.

As for a lackluster 6-2, 6-3 win? Even if it wasn’t vintage Murray, who cares? The sign of a truly great player is their ability to get through matches without their ‘A’ game. Murray’s in a very good place right now. After so much disappointment, it’s nice to see him winning big tournaments and big matches again.

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