Andy Murray withdrew from the singles after consultation with medical staff due to a quad strain but will continue to compete in the men’s doubles alongside Joe Salisbury.

This is due to a minor thigh strain and as a result, will not defend his Olympic title.

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Andy Murray, who won singles’ gold in 2012 and 2016.

In a press release, he said, “I am really disappointed at having to withdraw but the medical staff has advised me against playing in both events,” he said in a statement. “So, I have made the difficult decision to withdraw from the singles and focus on playing doubles with Joe.”

He was due to face ninth-seed Felix Auger-Aliassime from Canada in the first round of the men’s singles, but was replaced on the order of play by Australian Max Purcell.

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Murray won consecutive matches at Grand Slam level for the first time in four years on his Wimbledon singles return last month, before he lost to eventual semi-finalist Denis Shapovalov.

He’s the only tennis player ever to win back-to-back singles gold medals.