Tennis News Wire -
Andy Murray has his own dreams of an Olympic gold medal at home at the London Games - but the Scot cannot rule out the possibility that mighty Roger Federer could be even more driven than himself to succeed on the big stage of the Games.
"You never know what's going to happen with injuries or your body or simply, I guess, with motivation. You never know how people are going to feel."
But there is little doubting that the 30-year-old Federer, picking up ranking ground on Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal after winning five of his last seven ATP events, may have more motivation than most in London.
"If that's what he wants to do, then that's great," Murray said of the gold-medal singles ambition the Swiss who comfortably beat him in last weekend's Dubai final, played on an ultra-fast hardcourt which favors the Federer game and style.
If there was more tournaments on these courts, I think he could definitely be No. 1 in the world for the next few years. It really suits his game well. Just so many of the courts are so slow now."
Murray was pleased with his finals showing in Dubai, through of course disappointed that he was unable to win just one more match, "It's nice for us to get a change up like here (Dubai). Some of the tournaments are so slow it's tough against so many guys that are moving well and serving big
"It's become tougher and tougher to stay at the top of the game longer I think."