Andy Murray won't defend Olympics crown

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Two-time defending champion Andy Murray withdrew from the singles tourney astatine the Tokyo Olympics connected Sunday due to the fact that of a close quad strain.

The British subordinate made the determination soon up of his scheduled opener against ninth-seeded Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada connected Center Court.

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Murray remained successful the doubles tourney with spouse Joe Salisbury. Murray and Salisbury bushed the second-seeded French squad of Pierre-Hughes Herbert and Nicolas Mahut 6-3, 6-2 connected Saturday.

"I americium truly disappointed astatine having to retreat but the aesculapian unit person advised maine against playing successful some events, truthful I person made the hard determination to retreat from the singles and absorption connected playing doubles with Joe," Murray said.

It's the latest setback for the 34-year-old Murray aft lone precocious returning to the circuit from a three-month lack due to the fact that of a groin problem. He has besides had superior issues with a atrocious hep that coiled up requiring 2 operations.

Murray has a full of 3 Olympic medals. He besides won a metallic successful mixed doubles astatine the 2012 London Games with Laura Robson.

Max Purcell of Australia volition play Auger-Aliassime instead.

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