Andy Murray to defend Olympic singles title in Rio

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June 11, 2016
Andy Murray

LONDON (AP):

Defending Olympic champion Andy Murray will lead a four-member British tennis team at the Rio de Janeiro Games.

The two-time Grand Slam champion was officially selected by the British Olympic Association yesterday, along with brother Jamie Murray, Johanna Konta and Heather Watson.

Murray beat Roger Federer in straight sets in the Olympic final at Wimbledon in 2012 and won silver in the mixed doubles. Since then, he has won Wimbledon and the U.S. Open and led Britain to the Davis Cup title last year.

"Playing for Team GB during London 2012 gave me some of the best memories I have in sport," Murray said.

Konta, who reached the semi-finals at this year's Australian Open and is now ranked No. 18, will be making her Olympic debut.

Britain has selected 122 athletes overall so far for the Rio Games. The final team is expected to number about 350 athletes from 23 sports.

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