Defending champion Andy Murray going for third gold at Tokyo 2020

Former world number one named in Great Britain tennis team for the Olympics in 2021, competing in men's singles as well as men's doubles.

By Chloe Merrell

Defending men's singles champion Andy Murray will take part in his fourth Olympics at the Tokyo 2020 Games. The former world number one was on Thursday (24th June) named in Great Britain tennis team for the Olympics in 2021.

The tournament in Japan takes place shortly after Murray makes his return at the Wimbledon Championships.

The Briton's road to Tokyo has been far from smooth. A longstanding hip injury resulted in major surgery in 2019 and, just as he began to find his hitting rhythm once again, a groin injury at the 2021 Miami Open in March forced Murray to withdraw, setting him back once again.

A recent flash of good form last week at the Queen's Club, where he was beaten by tournament winner Matteo Berrettini, revealed that the reigning Olympic champion's hunt for a third gold remains an ambition.

The three-time Grand Slam winner will be joined in the men's singles event alongside Dan Evans. The two will also feature in doubles. Evans is set to be partnered with Neal Skupski, while Murray will link up with Joe Salisbury.

Full Team GB tennis squad for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Also on the plane to Tokyo will be Johanna Konta and Heather Watson. They will both compete in women's singles, and will join up for the women's doubles event for Team GB.

There will also be a mixed doubles team, with the pairing to be announced shortly.

  • 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