“Had Both Doses”: Andy Murray Looking Forward to Competing at Tokyo Olympics 2020 After Getting Vaccinated

Published 07/17/2021, 1:11 PM 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)


Former World No. 1 Andy Murray has returned back to tennis after being away for a lengthy period. The British star was recently seen at the Wimbledon Championships, making his return after four years at a venue he has seen a tremendous amount of success. 

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Not long ago, Andy Murray revealed that he would be featuring at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, representing Great Britain. He made another revelation indicating that he had taken both his vaccine doses and was optimistic of things returning back to normality. He tweeted, “Had both doses… looking forward to getting back to some sort of normality ASAP.”

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

Andy Murray missed the Australian Open this year

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Earlier this season, Murray was a victim of the coronavirus. Due to that, he was forced to miss the Australian Open this year. However, now that he has been vaccinated, he would be raring to give it his all during the Tokyo Olympics 2020. 

At the Olympic Games, Andy has emerged as the most successful player in the modern era. He has won the Gold Medal on two occasions, in 2012 and 2016. In 2012, he beat Roger Federer in the final, and in 2016, he beat Juan Martin del Potro. 

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 30, 2021 Britain’s Andy Murray celebrates winning his second round match against Germany’s Oscar Otte REUTERS/Toby Melville

In recent years, Murray has struggled with his fitness and as a result, form. After suffering from a hip injury, the two-time Wimbledon Champion has not been the same player he once was. Out of the last 16 Grand Slam events, the Brit has been part of only five. 

Now that Andy has begun competing regularly, it will be interesting to see how he performs in Tokyo. However, there are many notable names that won’t feature this year at the Olympic Games. Players such as Roger Federer, Nick Kyrgios, Serena Williams are a few prominent names that will not be seen this year. 

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Had both doses… looking forward to getting back to some sort of normality ASAP💪

— Andy Murray (@andy_murray) July 17, 2021

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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