WATCH: Andy Murray Kicks Off His Preparations for Tokyo Olympics 2020

Published 07/20/2021, 5:38 AM EDT
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL : Andy Murray of Great Britain poses with his Gold medal after defeating Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in the Men’s singles final at Olympic Tennis Centre on in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)


After the successful completion of the grass-court season, it’s now time for the tennis world to shift focus to the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Even though Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have withdrawn from the tournament, fans will witness World No.1 Novak Djokovic and the two-time Gold medalist Andy Murray in action there.

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Former World No.1 Murray has reached Tokyo and has begun his preparations for the Olympic Games. In a recent video, one can see him hitting the nets along with a partner. He is definitely looking in some good shape and sending some stern warning to his opponents.

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The three-time Grand Slam champion is not just playing in the singles category this time but, he’ll be playing with Joe Salisbury in the men’s doubles category.

After managing to reach the third round of the Wimbledon Championships 2021, Murray has certainly gained some momentum. It’ll be intriguing to see how far he reaches at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

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Andy Murray at the Olympics

Undoubtedly, Murray has enjoyed more success than the ‘Big Three’ when it comes to playing at the Olympics. He won the Gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics by defeating Roger Federer in the finals and then successfully defended it in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 by thrashing Juan Martin del Potro in the finals.

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Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates defeating David Goffin of Belgium to win the Davis Cup. Day three of the Davis Cup Final between Belgium and Great Britain at Flanders Expo in Ghent, Belgium. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

In addition, he won the Silver medal in the mixed doubles category at the London Olympics 2012 along with his partner, Laura Robson. Intriguingly, Murray is the only player in history, male or female, to win two consecutive Gold medals in the singles category of the sport.

Fans surely have high expectations from Andy Murray this year as well. Even though he is not enjoying the best of his form, his records prove that he can be quite a dangerous player on his day. Will he be able to make a hat-trick of Golds at the Tokyo Olympics 2020?

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