Fifth Olympics for Andy Murray, Raducanu turns down chance


LONDON — Andy Murray has been selected to represent Team GB for a fifth Olympics after being included in the squad for the Paris Games.

Murray, who in February signaled his intention to retire later this year, has been granted an ITF place to compete despite his lowly singles ranking of 97 due to being a former grand-slam winner and Olympic gold-medalist.

Team GB was also notified on Thursday that 2021 U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu would be in the mix for an ITF place, but she turned down the chance because of the multiple changes in surface over the coming weeks and after only recently returning from a lengthy injury absence.

Murray is one of four male singles players selected by LTA Olympic team leader Iain Bates alongside Jack Draper, Cameron Norrie and Dan Evans, with Katie Boulter the sole female participant for Britain.

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AP Summer Olympics: https://apnews.com/hub/2024-paris-olympic-games



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