Andy Murray Named For Fifth Olympics

Andy Murray was nominated on Sunday as one of four British singles players for the Paris Olympics, his seventh Summer Games.

Murray, who has stated that he will to retire later this year, was given an ITF spot to compete at the French Open at Roland Garros despite his low singles ranking of 97 due to his previous Grand Slam wins and Olympic gold medals.

Team GB was also informed on Thursday that 2021 US Open champion Emma Raducanu would be in the running for an ITF spot, but she declined owing to the frequent surface changes in the coming weeks and her recent return from a lengthy injury layoff.

Murray, who won Olympic gold in London in 2012 and Rio in 2016, is one of four male singles players chosen, along with Jack Draper, Cameron Norrie, and Dan Evans. Katie Boulter is the only female participant for Britain.

Joe Salisbury and Neal Skupski will represent Team GB in the men’s doubles, while Murray and Evans have been nominated for an extra spot in that competition, which will be decided by the ITF – the tournament’s governing body – on June 25.

 

 

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