Andy Murray targets Slams after Olympic gold
Andy Murray hopes winning Olympic gold can help him achieve grand slam glory at the US Open later this month
The 25-year-old went into Sunday’s final against Roger Federer knowing he had won only one set in his four major finals, and that came in his heart-breaking loss to the world number one at Wimbledon four weeks ago.
But it could not have been more different, Murray winning nine games in a row at one point and dominating virtually throughout to triumph 6-2, 6-1, 6-4.
Today he will head off to Canada for the Toronto Masters, although it would certainly be no surprise were he to pull out, and in three weeks’ time he will begin his US Open campaign knowing he has delivered when it mattered most.
Murray said: “I think it will help with the way I go into matches. (Coach) Ivan (Lendl) told me after the Wimbledon final that he was really happy with the way I played the whole tournament.
“Come US Open time, I hope this will have given me the confidence to go in there and believe in myself a bit more than I have in the past and give myself a shot at winning there.
“I’ve played very well at the US Open in the past. It’s a surface I like playing on and I always enjoy playing on Arthur Ashe court. I hope I can have a good run there,” he added.