Jamie Murray eyes Olympic improvement

Jamie Murray Olympics Games in Rio Tennis

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Jamie Murray is hoping he can enjoy a more successful Olympics Games in Rio this summer after two poor showings at his last trips to the global showpiece.

Murray has found life hard on his previous two attempts to win a medal at the Olympic Games but hopes he can put that right in South America.

The Scot went out in the second round of the doubles in Beijing in 2008, while he suffered even more disappointment on home soil in London as he went out at the first hurdle in the same discipline.

The 30-year-old partnered his brother, Andy, in London but they were knocked out by Austrian duo Jurgen Melzer and Alexander Peya.

Jamie then had to watch his younger sibling win gold at the London 2012 Olympics in the singles, and he hopes emulate his success.

The doubles specialist has shown a steady improvement since 2012 and he claimed the Australian Open crown earlier this year and is the number one ranked doubles player in the year.

Many feel the brothers will be the ones to beat in Brazil having enjoyed success side-by-side as they went on to win the 2015 Davis Cup.

The left-hander insists he wants to do himself justice this time around and believes he is playing at the peak of his ability.

Murray said: “I didn’t do myself justice in previous Olympics but I’m playing the best tennis of my career and I’m excited to get another Olympic opportunity.”

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