Emma Raducanu out, Andy Murray in: drama ensues in summer Olympics line-up

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Monday, 17 June 2024 at 14:24
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British veteran tennis star Andy Murray will compete in the Summer Olympics, which will be held from July 26 to August 11. Murray is regarded as one of the best players in British tennis's history.
It seems that the 36-year-old will once again represent his country in the mega-event after being named in Great Britain’s side. On the other hand, another big-name player, Emma Raducanu, has not made herself available to participate in the competition.
As per Eurosport, the former US Open champion was offered an opportunity to play in the competition through a wildcard entry as her ranking was too low, but the offer was not entertained. “[Raducanu] feels that this isn’t going to be the right timing for her for this summer,” said Iain Bates who is the Great Britain’s Olympic leader.
Murray, however, is a different case altogether. Once again, he surprised everyone with his commitment and love for the sport and is now being named in Great Britain's team for the competition. The news will be great for the fans, as it was feared that the former world number might not be available to participate in the mega-event to ensure that he stays fit enough to compete in different events.
Murray has struggled with fitness concerns throughout his career, and because of this, he announced his retirement from professional tennis in 2018 after the Australian Open. However, Murray miraculously returned to the court and still plays at the highest level. Recently, the three-time Grand Slam winner has hinted that this season might be the last at the highest level.
Murray has also been awarded a wildcard entry, and he will be able to play in the singles and men’s doubles categories. In the singles category, he will be accompanied by Jack Draper, Dan Evans, and Cameron Norrie. In the doubles category, Murray will partner with Evans.
Katie Boulter will be the only player from Great Britain to participate in the women’s singles category. In the women’s doubles category, Boulter will partner with Heather Watson, whereas Harriet Dart will partner with Maia Lumsden.

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