Rio 2016 Olympics: Andy Murray reflects on his opening win
Andy Murray is keeping himself grounded after his Rio 2016 Olympics opening win over Viktor Troicki
Andy Murray is keeping his feet firmly on the ground after reaching the second round of the Rio 2016 Olympic tennis tournament with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Viktor Troicki.
The British No1 dismissed his Serbian opponent in straight sets as he looks to add to the gold medal he won in the singles event back at London 2012.
However, the 29-year-old says that the only pressure he is feeling is that which he puts on his self to add to his medal haul.
Speaking after the win, Murray said: “It was a good start in difficult conditions and I am happy with how I did. I have enjoyed it [the Olympics] a lot, I have spent a lot of time at the British School, which is a little team base with nice food and where it is nice and quiet.
“In the village, being around the British athletes and chatting and watching and supporting them there, has been really nice. I had a really, really good time at the Opening Ceremony and was proud to lead the British team out.”
He continued: “I am not defending a gold medal [from London 2012]; I will always keep my gold medal, that is always going to be there – I don’t have to give it back.
“It is more trying to win another medal that builds the pressure and wanting to do something here – that is the pressure I am putting on myself.
“I am not thinking about what happened four years ago.”