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WATCH: Andy Murray and Heather Watson return to training in lead up to Tokyo Olympics 2020

Andy Murray will compete at Tokyo Olympics this year, and will hope to defend his Singles Gold Medal for the second consecutive time.

Andy Murray

Team Great Britain have named a strong squad for tennis at Tokyo Olympics 2021. The tennis contingent will be led by Andy Murray, who is a two-time Olympic Singles Gold medalist, and only male player to defend his crown at the Summer Games.

Heather Watson is another experienced athlete, who will represent her nation at Tokyo Olympics. Heather Watson and Andy Murray took to the courts on Thursday as the duo prepare themselves for the Olympics. The duo were in high spirts during their practice session, and will hope to do well in Tokyo. The latest video uploaded by Team GB’s official Twitter handle shows Andy Murray and Heather Watson warming up for one of the biggest events in the calendar.

Can Andy Murray do the unthinkable, and claim his third Olympic Gold Medal?

Andy Murray with his 2016 Rio Olympics Singles Gold

Andy Murray will defend his Singles Gold Medal at Olympics this year. However, he is not among the favorites to claim the title, given the fact that he has struggled with multiple injuries in the past three years. The Briton claimed the Gold Medal in 2012, defeating Roger Federer in the final. He backed it up with another Gold Medal in 2016, defeating Juan Martin del Potro in four sets in the finals.

However, several top players like Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Dominic Thiem have pulled out of the Tokyo Olympics, which gives Andy Murray a glimmer of hope. He last played at Wimbledon 2021, where he was defeated in the third round by Denis Shapovalov. Although a Gold Medal looks highly improbable at the moment, yet one can never rule out the British legend.

In addition to the Men’s Singles event, Murray will also compete in the Men’s Doubles Event alongside Joe Salisbury. He might also partner Johanna Konta in the Mixed Doubled Event, once the ranking cut-off is known.

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