Olympic Games bid hatched by Andy Murray, set to team with Dan Evans in French Open return

Wednesday, 01 May 2024 at 18:54
It seems that a French Open mooted return wasn't wide of the mark for Andy Murray at least in doubles with Dan Evans set to team with the former World No.1 with an Olympic Games bid firmly in mind.
Murray has been practicing on clay since avoiding the need for surgery on two ankle ligaments he injured in Miami back in March. This raises hope that he might play Roland Garros for the second time in seven years. As per i News, he has also entered the doubles tournament and will play with Dan Evans if fit enough as part of his preparations for the Olympics in July.
But it likely won't be Evans that teams with Murray with GB captain Leon Smith seemingly lining up Joe Salisbury to partner him with the team playing in Tokyo three years ago. Murray has been putting the work in with doubles guru Louis Cayer who is confident he can adapt his game. He has won the gold twice and also mixed doubles at the Olympic Games.
This would also pay credence to the notion that he will retire after Wimbledon with a big farewell mooted. But it seems more likely that he will call it a day after the Olympic Games. In the short term, a French Open return seems likely.

One day very soon, Andy Murray is going to announce his retirement plans. This man single-handedly walked British tennis back into world relevancy and when he goes, he'll take with him a piece of every single one of us that showed up for him year-in, year-out. All-timer. 🙏


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