Tokyo Olympics 2020: Andy Murray named in the six-strong British tennis team

British tennis star Andy Murray has been included in the six-member tennis team which will battle it out on the court in Tokyo Olympics 2020

Andy Murray and Joe Salisbury

British tennis player and former world number one Andy Murray is a veteran of the game. The champion played reached the final at the Australian Open and at the Roland Garros back in 2016 and also ended up winning the gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

His triumph at Wimbledon the same year made him a force to reckon with when it comes to tennis. Winner of 3 Slams and finalist at 11 Grand Slams, Andy’s career progress was halted by a hip injury which forced him to take a step back from the game.

Andy Murray to be paired with Joe Salisbury for the doubles event in Tokyo Olympics

Andy Murray
Andy Murray

Andy made a comeback to the ATP Tour and exhibited great zeal and enthusiasm on the court. His performance in the Queen’s 2021 was not great but his passion on the court sure gave a glimpse to the fans of what can be expected from the British tennis star.

Moreover, Andy Murray has been named among a six-strong British tennis team which will travel to Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics. Contrary to reports, Dan Evans will accompany Murray to the grand event. However, Cam Norrie is not going to be a part of the team.

Jamie Murray has not been included either. This suggests that Andy will play with Joe Salisbury in the doubles, meanwhile Dan will be paired up alongside Neal Skupski. Johanna Konta and Heather Watson will also play singles and doubles in the marquee event.

The team sure looks strong on paper. Although Murray has been out of action for a while, but his comeback after 3 years on the grass court in the Cinch Championships was praised by all. He is expected to improve considerably which eventually will add greatly to his team’s chances of picking up a medal at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

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