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Andy Murray inspired by ‘proudest moment’ as Olympic flagbearer

• Scot says he will try to carry flag one-handed at opening ceremony
• He begins defence of singles title against Viktor Troicki of Serbia

Andy Murray, unlike Atlas, endures the burden of holding up all around him with a sense of joy rather than resignation and he embarks on his third Olympian task here on Sunday with every expectation of leading Great Britain towards a healthy medal haul.

If winning another gold was not a big enough challenge Murray also has been asked to carry the flag and lead the 55 British athletes who have committed to marching in the opening ceremony at the Maracanã Stadium on Friday night.

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