Andy Murray is hoping his Olympic gold medal will boost his chances of claiming his first grand slam title at the US Open.
Murray, who is 7/2 with bookmaker to win in New York, produced a dominant display to defeat Roger Federer in straight sets at Wimbledon in the final of the men’s singles tennis tournament.
The British number one believes the victory could prove to be the perfect springboard for Flushing Meadows as he bids to break his grand slam duck.
“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,” said the 25-year-old.
“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.
“I have to be careful over the next two weeks and not do too much because it’s been a long couple of months already.”