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Murray reveals his decision over Scottish independence vote

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Murray after winning Olympic gold.

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Andy Murray, who won gold for Great Britain at London 2012, has revealed what he would do over the Scottish independence vote.

The 2013 Wimbledon champion, who took the top honours at the last Olympic Games representing Britain, previously remained silent on how the Scottish vote would affect him - now that has changed.

Murray has said that he would play tennis for an independent Scotland if the country votes 'Yes'.

He added that he still firmly believes that Scotland will vote 'No' next month, but that his future would be clear either way.

As a result, Murray would be ready to represent Scotland at the Rio Olympics in 2016 if the country votes accordingly.

"If it happened where, if Scotland became independent, then I imagine I would be playing for Scotland," he told the Daily Mail.

“I haven't thought that much about that yet because I don't think it's looking too likely that it's going to happen.

“But if it did happen, then it would be pretty much the first time in my life that I would have ever represented Scotland.

“Ever since I started travelling to tournaments since I was 11 years old I played under Great Britain,” he added.

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The pair pose with their silver medals at London 2012.

The pair pose with their silver medals at London 2012.

Murray also teamed up with Laura Robson to win the mixed doubles silver title at London 2012 and has been integral in ensuring Britain's revival in the Davis Cup, winning 19 of his 21 singles matches.

He reportedly watched the second TV debate between Alex Salmond and Alastair Darling on Monday, while at the US Open in New York.

“I always travelled to team events or overseas, and we were always Great Britain. That's normal to me.”

‘I've followed it very closely. I watched like 45 minutes of the second debate. But I didn't see the first one. I'm not going into that. I don't want to talk about politics in here. I'll worry about my tennis.’

If Scotland votes Yes, his first major appearance could happen at the Olympics in Rio 2016.

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