Not content material with profitable Wimbledon for a second time, he was chosen to hold the flag for Group GB for the Rio Video games after which efficiently defended his Olympic title after an epic wrestle with Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro, turning into the primary man to retain the Olympic singles accolade.
After the gold medal match, he forged his thoughts again to a different robust contest when he gained his first grand slam in 2012, telling reporters: “I feel the US Open ultimate I performed towards Novak (Djokovic) once I gained my first slam was very exhausting. However tonight I discovered actually troublesome.
“It was one of many hardest matches that I’ve performed to win an enormous occasion, for positive.”
Murray is clearly wanting ahead to the problem forward this week.
“Regardless of profitable my first grand slam right here, my opinion of Flushing Meadows and this event won’t ever change … Love New York … Love this event,” he stated on his web site.
Murray faces Czech participant Lukas Rosol, who’s ranked eighty two on the planet, in his opening recreation.
Defending US Open champion Novak Djokovic continues to be being tipped to retain his title, with most of the on-line betting web sites making him favourite for the event.
“It is one of many hardest losses in my life and profession. The injuries are nonetheless recent,” he stated after the sport.
Djokovic seems assured although. The ATP world tour web site quoted the 2-time US Open champion as saying his wrist damage was feeling higher.
“I’ve had an outstanding season — undoubtedly rank this season top-of-the-line that I’ve had in [my] profession,” he stated.
Djokovic will begin his protection towards Poland’s Jerzy Janowicz, ranked 228 on the planet.
Seventh-ranked Kei Nishikori, a US Open finalist in 2014, gained a bronze medal in Rio after beating Rafael Nadal. Croatian Marin Cilic beat Murray within the Cincinnati Masters, and maybe Juan Martin del Potro will make up for his defeat within the Olympic gold medal match.
Milos Raonic, Nick Kyrgios and Stan Wawrinka are additionally on the lookout for grand slam glory and can’t be dominated out.
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