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Andy Murray weighs if Wimbledon title would top Olympic gold

Jul 6, 2013, 6:13 PM EST

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Andy Murray returns to the scene of his Olympic triumph Sunday, aiming for the biggest prize in tennis. Or is it?

Before facing Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final, Murray recalled his gold-medal sweep of Roger Federer in the Olympic final, also on Centre Court, on Aug. 5. Even a Wimbledon title, which a Brit hasn’t accomplished since Fred Perry in 1936, might not trump it.

“Winning Olympic gold, I don’t know if I’ll ever have the sort of feelings like I had that day,” Murray said. “Winning Olympic gold here, a home Olympics, I’ll never get the opportunity to do that again.

“It was probably one of the proudest moments of my career. I don’t know if I’ll ever top that.”

If Murray wins Wimbledon, he’ll move two steps shy of tennis’ Golden Slam — winning all four majors and the Olympics. It’s a feat only Andre Agassi and Rafael Nadal have checked off in men’s singles. The Bryan brothers have done it in doubles, and, in fact, currently hold all four majors and the Olympic title after their Wimbledon final win Saturday.

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  1. nothanksimdriving123 - Jul 8, 2013 at 3:15 AM

    No question, winning his home Olympics was uniquely special, a once in a lifetime achievement. Akin perhaps to climbing K2 or Fuji or Kilimanjaro or McKinley. But for a British tennis player, there is but one Everest. And Andy Murray is at the top tonight, proudly waving the Union Jack. Brilliantly done, Sir Andrew of Dunblane.

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