Andy Murray to play doubles alongside Dan Evans at Paris Olympic Games

Tuesday, 02 July 2024 at 06:00
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The lineup for the upcoming Olympic Games in Paris is beginning to take shape, as Great Britain's Andy Murray has been confirmed to compete at the doubles tennis event alongside compatriot Dan Evans.
The 2024 Olympic Games will take place in Paris, France, with the tennis event kicking off on July 27, 2024. Match play will occur on the clay courts of Roland Garros, meaning tennis players will have to transition from grass back to clay should they decide to participate at the quadrennial event.

Murray set to compete at final tournament of his career

The former World No.1 is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, thus he secured his spot as a competitor in the singles event weeks ago. However, Murray and Evans were waiting to see whether they would get into the doubles, which represents Murray’s best chance of a medal.
The three-time Grand Slam champion has been dealing with injury over the past few years, and recently underwent back surgery this year. Murray has since hinted that 2024 will be his last season on tour, with the Olympic Games being the final event of his professional career. Men’s doubles is the only event where a medal has eluded him, with Murray and Joe Salisbury suffering a quarter-final exit in Tokyo three years ago.
It will be a fifth Games for the 37-year-old, who picked up gold medals in singles in 2012 and 2016 as well as a silver medal in mixed doubles with Laura Robson in London. Murray is currently competing at the Wimbledon Championships for what will be his final appearance, and he is set to face Tomas Machac in their opening round match on Tuesday.

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