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Shocking! Sir Andy Murray Pulls Out of 2020 Tokyo Olympics Singles



Andy Murray

Andy Murray, probably the undisputed champion of the Olympics, announced that he will not be taking part in the singles matches. Andy had a match in the singles category today. However, the news came just a few hours before the match was about to start. 

The Englishman was all set to play against ninth-seed player Felix Auger-Aliassime. Though Murray confirmed that his participation in the doubles category will still be there, he won’t be seen competing in men’s singles.

In the doubles category, he teamed up with his fellow countryman Joe Salisbury and defeated the second-seeded pair of Pierre-Hughes Herbert and Nicolas Mahut. The match ended with a scoreline in favor of the English pair 6-3,6-2.

The Organizers did not clarify the reason why he suddenly pulled out of this category. He will now be replaced by the Australian Max Purcell. Max will now face off against the Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime.

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Andy Murray

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

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

Andy has won a total of 3 medals which include 2 consecutive golds and a silver. The golds came in London Olympics 2012 and in Rio Olympics 2016. A Silver came in the mixed doubles category when he teamed up with Laura Robson. Silver glory also came in the London Olympics 2012.


What’s next for Sir Andy Murray?

After his withdrawal from the singles category, the star is all set to compete in the doubles category. The organizers confirmed his participation in the doubles category. The 3-time grand slam winner progressed to the second round quite easily. The draws for the second round are yet to be decided.

The hunt for a medal in the Olympics will still go on for England’s Sir Andy Murray.