Andy Murray set to go for gold again after being selected for Tokyo Olympics
Andy Murray will continue his comeback from a disastrous few years with injury by competing at the Tokyo Olympics after being selected by Team GB.
The Scot is the defending champion having won the singles event at the Rio Olympics five years ago.
Murray also won gold on home soil at the London Games in 2012, just a year before winning his first Wimbledon title.
He will enter the men’s singles alongside British No 1 Dan Evans and play alongside Joe Salisbury in the doubles.
Johanna Konta and Heather Watson have been selected to feature in the women’s singles, while the pair will also play alongside each other in the doubles draw.
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Matteo Berrettini defeated Murray 6-3 6-3 but the 34-year-old said that he felt good, despite needing to improve.
“I actually felt my movement was actually quite good for both of the matches,” Murray said after losing at Queens’s club.
“My tennis today was not very good. That’s the thing that I’ll need to improve the most.
“Then there is still a slight niggle in the groin, so to try to get rid of that discomfort between now and Wimbledon. I need to be playing points, basically. I played two sets in preparation for this event.
“I do feel like I genuinely have been hitting the ball well in practice, but then like today when you’re under a bit more pressure and stuff and you’re having to make very split-second decisions when you’re on the court, if the guy is serving 140 miles an hour, like, it’s difficult to prepare for that.”
Who will represent Team GB in the Olympics?
Men’s singles: Dan Evans, Andy Murray
Women’s singles: Johanna Konta, Heather Watson
Men’s doubles: Dan Evans and Neal Skupski, Joe Salisbury and Andy Murray
Women’s doubles: Johanna Konta and Heather Watson
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