Jamie gets call-up

Jamie Murray will join brother Andy at the Olympic Games in Tokyo after all.

The elder brother of the serial Slam champions was originally overlooked for selection by Team GB.
But British No.1 Dan Evans has withdrawn from the team after testing positive for Covid, saying he was “hugely disappointed”.

And Jamie will be champing at the bit after saying on being overlooked when the squad was first announced: “To not be selected as part of the team feels like a rejection and you feel slighted by it.”

Murray, 35, a seven-time major winner in doubles, will partner Neal Skupski, who lifted the Wimbledon mixed title with American Desirae. Krawczyk.

Murray played alongside Skupski on the ATP Tour last season and for Team GB at the 2019 Davis Cup.
The pair won their first championship together at the Sofia Open last November.

It will be the first time Jamie will not be partnering Andy at the Games following appearances in Beijing, London and Rio with him. Andy is teaming up with Joe Salisbury.

Andy Murray , 34, will defend his singles title. He also struck gold at London in 2012.



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