Two-time Olympic champion Andy Murray named in Britain’s Olympic team

Meanwhile, it is also being learned that Murray will play in the men’s doubles in Tokyo but he is set to partner Joe Salisbury and not his doubles specialist brother Jamie.

Saurabh Ganguly Author

Updated - 17 July 2021 2:14 pm

Former world number 1 Andy Murray has been selected in the British team for the forthcoming Tokyo Olympics and thus will have an opportunity to clinch third successive Olympic tennis singles title. Notably, the 34-year-old Scoot’s career has been severely hit by injury ever since he defeated Juan Martin del Potro in the single’s final in the 2016 Rio Games.

Meanwhile, it is being learned that Murray will also play in the men’s doubles in Tokyo but he is set to partner Joe Salisbury and not his doubles specialist brother Jamie. Notably, the three-time Grand Slam champion made a return to the singles action during a Wimbledon warm-up tournament last week after remaining out of competitive tennis with a groin injury.

Andy Murray given wildcard entry at Wimbledon

However, he lost in straight sets to Matteo Berrettini, who ultimately went on to become the champion and was also the top seed of the competition. It is worth highlighting that Murray has already been granted a wild card for Wimbledon, where he has emerged champion twice in the past. The Grand Slam competition is set to commence next Monday.

Meanwhile, the Tokyo Olympic games, which was postponed in the 2020 owing to the Coronavirus pandemic, is set to commence from July 23 to August 8.