WATCH: Great Britain’s Andy Murray and Heather Watson Begin Preparation for Tokyo Olympics 2020

Published 07/14/2021, 10:39 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)


Tennis ace Andy Murray has created some memorable moments in this sport. He is the only player amongst the top guys that have won the Gold medal at the Olympic Games on two occasions. He won it on the grass courts of Wimbledon in 2012 followed by on the hardcourts of Rio in 2016. 

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Recently, Andy Murray was training with an eye on the Tokyo Olympics 2020. In the clip, he was seen practicing his serve. Interestingly, on the court besides him was Heather Watson training too. She along with Andy are going to be headlining the squad for the British national team. 

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)

She was most recently seen at the Wimbledon Championships. Unfortunately, she lost in the opening round. However, in doubles, she lost in the Round of 16 matches. Prior to that, she did impress with her performance in Birmingham when she made it to the semifinal. 

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Andy Murray returned to the Championships after a long duration

On the other hand, Andy made his return to the All England Club after four years. He was warmly welcomed by the crowds. He did lose in the third round but the fans were supporting him with great intensity during the roller coaster ride matches.

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

The former World No. 1 player took part in a doubles event in Rome but failed to create much of an impact. He played at Queen’s but was overpowered by the eventual champion Matteo Berrettini in straight sets. 

Speaking about the Olympics, there are many players that are not competing. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Serena Williams are a few notable names that have pulled out. Nonetheless, it will be interesting to see how Murray and the British team perform in Tokyo. 

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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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