Murray disappointed by Olympic ‘rejection’ ahead of Wimbledon
The multiple Grand Slam champion feels hard done by to miss out on a spot in Tokyo, but still has Wimbledon in his sights.
Jamie Murray was unfortunate to not be selected to compete at the Tokyo Olympics this summer.
The elder Murray brother has two Grand Slam doubles titles and five Slam mixed doubles titles to his name, and has played in three Olympics.
“You’ve just got to take it on the chin and move on,” Murray said ahead of the Championships.
“To not be selected as part of the team feels like a rejection and you feel slighted by it. To not make one of the top four spots for the doubles team is obviously hard, especially after the career I’ve had.
“The selectors obviously felt there was better teams to go with. I don’t necessarily agree with that but that’s just the way it is. You just have to live with that.”
The pairs of Dan Evans with Neal Skupski and Andy Murray with Joe Salisbury were selected ahead of the 35-year-old. Evans and Skupski made back-to-back Masters 1000 finals in Miami and Monte Carlo.
“I’ve played three times before, had good experiences off the court, not so much on the court,” Murray said of his past Olympics appearances.
“It’s disappointing. If you told me I could win Wimbledon or Olympics, I would take Wimbledon so I’ll put all my efforts into that and see where we get.”
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