Andy Murray won't stay at Olympic Village at Rio Games

Andy Murray, from Britain, serves against Radek Stepanek, from Czech Republic, during a Madrid Open tennis tournament match in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Murray won 7-6, 3-6 and 6-1. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
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MADRID (AP) Defending champion Andy Murray says he won't be living in the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro, preferring to stay at an apartment with the British tennis team.

Murray stayed in the athletes' village in Beijing in 2008, but not in London in 2012, when he won the Olympic gold medal.

At the Madrid Masters on Tuesday, Murray said he had fun at the village, which he described as a ''manic place,'' but for Rio this August he'd decided to repeat the winning formula from four years ago.

The No. 2-ranked Murray said his job is to prepare as well as possible to win another medal, so he will take on the Olympics as if it was any other big tournament on tour.