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Olympic Games Rio 2016: Andy Murray reflects on Olympic gold

Andy Murray won his second successive Olympic gold medal on Sunday, but is unsure whether his daughter will be interested when she grows up.

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Two-time Olympic men's singles champion Andy Murray does not know if his young daughter will care about his achievements when she becomes older.

Murray's wife, Kim, gave birth to their first child earlier this year and fatherhood has certainly not affected his game, the Scot going on to take Wimbledon glory for a second time last month.

And that triumph was followed up by a successful defence of his Olympic title on Sunday, as Murray prevailed in a gruelling four-hour slog against Juan Martin del Potro, 7-5 4-6 6-2 7-5.

Asked about how he would explain his successes to his daughter, Murray was typically modest in his response.

"I don't know to be honest. When she's old enough I will try to explain to her what it is that I do as a job, if you can call it that," he said.

"I'm sure there will be some videos somewhere, so I can show her the matches if she's interested. And maybe she won't be.

"A lot of the tennis players that I've spoken to that have children, they just see their parent as their father and they are more interested in the other players. So I'll just wait and see."

Murray was chosen as Great Britain's flag-bearer before the Games, and the world number two revealed the privilege he felt at being able to conclude his Olympics with another gold.

"It means a lot. Getting to carry the flag in the opening ceremony was an amazing experience," he said.

"I was very honoured to get the opportunity to do that, and I found that quite emotional as well.

"To finish it with a match like that, it was obviously very emotional. Until the end it's been a build-up of emotions over the last 10 days or so, and I'm just very happy I was able to get over the line."

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