Andy Murray has already admitted that gold at London 2012 would easily rank alongside winning the grand slam title that has thus far proved so elusive to him.
The Scot made his Olympic debut as a 21-year-old in Beijing but things did not exactly go to plan as he was beaten by Lu Yen-hsun in the first round of the singles before suffering an emphatic second-round doubles defeat alongside brother Jamie.
Murray bounced back from that disappointment in 2008 by reaching his first grand slam final at the US Open shortly afterwards and insists he will be much better prepared for a shot at Olympic gold on home soil this time around.
He is now firmly established as one of the sport's leading stars and is a fixture in the top-four alongside fellow heavyweights Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer.
Over the past couple of years he has reached two more grand slam finals (Australian Open 2010, 2011) although suffered disappointing straight sets defeats in both to Federer and Djokovic respectively.
Indeed, he remains the only member of the 'Big Four' yet to win a grand slam crown, although has now reached the semi-final in all four of the major tournaments.
Murray acknowledges that the fact the tennis event in 2012 is being staged at Wimbledon will provide him with an extra source of motivation, adding: "That place has got so much history as well. That combined with the history of the Olympics will make it amazing."