Andy Murray Withdraws From Tennis Singles Event At Olympics

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Britain’s defending Olympic tennis champion Andy Murray, who had been due to play Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime, pulled out of the Tokyo 2020 men’s singles tournament on Sunday due to a thigh injury.

Murray, 34, has been replaced in the draw by Australian Max Purcell.

Team Great Britain said Murray will continue to compete in the men’s doubles tournament with Joe Salisbury after the pair won their opening match on Saturday.

“I am really disappointed at having to withdraw but the medical staff have advised me against playing in both events,” a statement from Murray read.

“I have made the difficult decision to withdraw from the singles and focus on playing doubles with Joe.”

Murray won Olympic gold on Wimbledon’s Centre Court at the London 2012 Games, and defended his title in Rio 2016.

Chidi Nwoke/Reuters.

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