Andy Murray to be joined by brother Jamie at Olympics for Team GB
Jamie and Andy Murray will both be preparing for Tokyo as the doubles star was called up after initially missing out on selection.
Team GB first announced there line-up of men’s players for the Olympics as Dan Evans and Andy Murray in singles, with Dan Evans with Neal Skupski and Andy Murray with Joe Salisbury in doubles.
However, after Dan Evans tested positive for Covid and was forced to withdraw from the tournament, Jamie Murray has been called in to replace the British No. 1 in doubles, partnering Neal Skupski.
“To not be selected as part of the team feels like a rejection and you feel slighted by it,” admitted the seven-time Grand Slam champion when the squad was first announced.
Evans and Skupski have partnered at five tournaments so far this year, including at four Masters 1000 events, making back-to-back finals at Miami and Monte Carlo. These results no doubt influenced the primary decisions for Team GB.
Jamie Murray has competed in the Olympics three times before at each of Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016, his best result coming in Beijing, reaching the second round. This will be his first Olympics not playing alongside brother Andy in the men’s doubles.
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