(Tokyo) Tokyo will have a new Olympic tennis champion in singles: Britain’s Andy Murray won the title in London in 2012 and Rio in 2016 to focus on the Tokyo Olympics doubles tournament.
“I was very disappointed to have to give up, but the medical staff advised me not to take part in both tournaments, so I made the difficult decision to get out of the singles table and focus on doubles with Zoe,” Salisbury Murray said in a statement from the British Olympic Committee.
Murray, 104E In the ATP rankings, Felix Agar-Aliasim (15) is scheduled to play his first round of singles early this Sunday afternoon.E).
On Saturday, he defeated Joe Salisbury in two sets (6-3, 6-2) to advance to the first round of the doubles tournament, with Frenchman Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hughes Herbert among the favorites for the title.
At 34, Murray has been collecting injuries for many years and is trying to find his best level in January 2018 after a major hip operation.
He will compete in Tokyo at his fourth Olympic Games after Beijing, London and Rio.
If he had won his last twelve singles matches at the Olympics with victories in the final against Roger Federer of Switzerland in 2012 and Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in 2016, the Scotsman would not have gone beyond the second round in doubles. Gentlemen, here. He has been allied with his older brother Jamie so far.
His list includes 46 ATP titles, including three Grand Slams (US Open 2012, Wimbledon 2013 and 2016), and two Olympic gold medals.