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Murray going for gold again after being selected for Olympics

Andy Murray selected as one of six players to represent Team GB at the rearranged Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer.

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Andy Murray won gold at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Andy Murray is seeking to win a third Olympic gold medal after being selected to compete for Team GB at this summer’s rescheduled Tokyo Games.

Murray won gold at London 2012 and Rio 2016, making history as the first men’s player to win two Olympic gold medals in the singles event.

As well as competing in the singles in Japan, Murray will also team up with Joe Salisbury in the men’s doubles. Salisbury, a two-time Grand Slam winner, is making his Olympic debut.

Murray said: “The Olympics means a huge amount to me, it’s a massive honour to be able to compete at a fourth Games. Leading Team GB out at the Opening Ceremony five years ago in Rio was one of the highlights of my career.  Going to a second Olympics as defending champion is exciting and I’m looking forward to the challenge.”

Team GB on Thursday named the six athletes that will compete in the Olympic tennis tournament at the Olympics.

Heather Watson and Johanna Konta will both compete in the women’s singles and women’s doubles events.

Competing at their maiden Games, Dan Evans and Neal Skupski complete the line-up for Team GB.

Evans, currently GB’s number one ranked men’s singles player, achieved his highest ATP ranking to qualify for Tokyo this summer. He lines up alongside Murray in the men’s singles as well as teaming with Skupski in the men’s doubles.

Team GB Chef de Mission, Mark England said: “It’s a huge privilege to announce our tennis players for Team GB. The calibre of the team gets stronger with every Games and it is great to see a mix of returning and first time Olympians.

“Two-time Olympic Champion Andy Murray was our flag bearer in Rio and he continues to lead by example through his commitment to the Olympic Games and Team GB in what will be his fourth Olympics.

“We are also delighted to welcome back Heather and Johanna as returning Olympians, and I am sure they will all pass on the best of their insight to Dan, Joe and Neal.”

Team GB Tennis Team:

Men’s Singles: Dan Evans, Andy Murray

Women’s Singles: Johanna Konta, Heather Watson

Men’s Doubles: Dan Evans and Neal Skupski, Joe Salisbury and Andy Murray

Women’s Doubles: Johanna Konta and Heather Watson

Mixed Doubles: TBC once the ranking cut off is known

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