Andy Murray believes his chances of winning Olympic gold are boosted as Roger Federer will be playing in his first Games singles final.
Federer, a 17-times Grand Slam champion, lifted his seventh Wimbledon title last month by beating Murray.
“It’s so rare for him to be in a position where he’s trying to do something new because he’s achieved so much in tennis,” said the Briton (25).
“I hope that will even things out a little bit.”
He added: “Most times I’ve played him, he’s experienced the situations way, way more times than me.”
Murray overcame Novak Djokovic to reach his first Olympic final — which will take place on Sunday — while Federer (30) beat Juan Martin del Potro. The Swiss has played 107 career singles finals to Murray’s 32, winning 75 to the Briton’s 22. This year’s Wimbledon final was Federer’s eighth and Murray’s first.