Paris 2024: Andy Murray reveals Olympic Games dream

Andy Murray could feature at the 2024 Paris Olympics (Credit: Paul Zimmer/PCN Photography)

Paris 2024: Andy Murray reveals Olympic Games dream

Seye Omidiora 14:57 - 28.02.2024

The three-time Grand Slam champion, eliminated in the Dubai Tennis Championship on Wednesday, hopes to compete at another Games before retiring.

Two-time gold medallist Andy Murray has disclosed his ambition to feature in one more Olympic Games before quitting Tennis. The British superstar, who has claimed three Grand Slam titles — Wimbledon (2013, 2016) and the US Open (2012) — triumphed at the Games in 2012 and 2016 singles final, defeating Roger Federer in straight sets in the former and Juan Martin Del Potro in four in the latter.

What Murray said

Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme, the 36-year-old, who previously ranked his 2012 success over Federer as the greatest achievement of his career, stated his ambition to participate in Paris and divulged little on his retirement plans.

"Hopefully I can get the chance to compete at another one,” Murray told BBC Radio. “When the time is right I will probably say something before I play my last match and my last tournament. Whether I say anything months ahead of the time I don't know.”

“There's no right way of finishing your career and everyone is different so what might be the right way for [Roger] Federer might not be the right way for [Rafael] Nadal, might not be the right way for [Novak] Djokovic.”

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Andy Murray considers his singles final success over Roger Federer at London 2012 as the greatest achievement of his career (Credit: Imago/Hasenkopf)

Has Murray considered retirement?

While he was winless in 2024, with his last win on the ATP Tour coming in October, Murray admitted he was not playing at his best but had no plans to stop playing.

"I'm in a terrible moment right now, I'll give you that,” said the Scotsman in January. "Most people would quit and give up in my situation right now. But I'm not most people and my mind works differently. I won't quit. I will keep fighting and working to produce the performances I know I'm capable of.”

Earlier this week, Murray acknowledged that his time on tour could be nearing its end after beating Canadian Denis Shapovalov 4-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 in Dubai.

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Murray admitted in Dubai that retirement may happen in "a few months" (Credit: Imago/Paul Zimmer)

"I probably don't have too long left but I'll do as best as I can these last few months,” said the two-time Slam champion after the victory. I still love competing and still love the game but it gets harder and harder to compete the older you get, to keep your body fit and fresh.”

What comes next for Murray?

Murray might participate in the Paris Olympics, slated to begin on July 24, just over a week after Wimbledon ends on July 14. Murray could not secure his third victory of 2024 when he lost to Ugo Humbert in the Dubai Tennis Championship’s second round on Wednesday.