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Andy Murray will not defend Olympic singles title in Tokyo after quad injury

Andy Murray will not defend Olympic singles title in Tokyo after quad injury

7/25/2021 10:54:00 AM

Andy Murray will not defend Olympic singles title in Tokyo after quad injury

Andy Murray has withdrawn from the singles tournament in Tokyo but will continue to play alongside Joe Salisbury in the doubles

After discussions with doctors over his quad strain, Murray was advised to compete in only one event and he chose doubles. It is the selfless option considering a decision to focus on singles would have ended Salisbury’s tournament, but doubles is also likely to be Murray’s best chance at winning a medal in Tokyo this year.

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“I am really disappointed at having to withdraw but the medical staff have advised me against playing in both events, so I have made the difficult decision to withdraw from the singles and focus on playing doubles with Joe,” said Murray in a statement.

This latest withdrawal marks more bad luck for Murray as he continues his attempts to establish some rhythm in his singles career. The 34-year-old suffered numerous niggles stemming from hip resurfacing surgery. In 2021 alone, he contracted coronavirus just before he was due to travel to the Australian Open, suffered a groin injury that forced him to miss three months of competition and was unable to train at full intensity before Wimbledon. headtopics.com

Immediately after his heavy loss to Denis Shapovalov in the third round at Wimbledon, Murray had expressed doubt about how long his career would endure if he continued to suffer injury setbacks. However, he was in a far better mood in Tokyo and was satisfied by his preparation, describing recent weeks as the longest period he has been healthy for a while. Once again, a period of good health has not lasted.

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