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Andy Murray wants to play in Olympic Games before retirement

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Murray won gold in the men’s singles at London 2012 and Rio 2016, and told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme he wants another shot at Olympic glory in Paris.

Murray ranks his gold medal from London 2012, when he defeated Roger Federer in the final, as the top achievement in his career.

“Hopefully I can get the chance to compete at another one,” said Murray, who is ranked 67th in the world.

Direct entry into the Olympic men’s singles is given to the top 56 of the ATP rankings on 10 June, although Murray could be placed outside and still qualify because of withdrawals.

He could also be given a spot as a former Olympic champion and Grand Slam winner.

Murray also indicated he plans to return to the French Open this year for what would likely be the final time.

Since returning from hip resurfacing surgery in 2019, which he thought would end his career, Murray has only played once on the Roland Garros clay, losing in the 2020 first round to Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka.

The clay-court tournament, which is the second major of the season, starts on 26 May.

On how he might bow out, Murray added: “There’s no right way of finishing your career and everyone is different so what might be the right way for Federer might not be the right way for [Rafael] Nadal, might not be the right way for [Novak] Djokovic.”

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