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Andy Murray leads Great Britain Olympic tennis team

Andy Murray

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 03: Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates his 7-5, 7-5 win against Novak Djokovic of Serbia in the Semifinal of Men’s Singles Tennis on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Wimbledon on August 3, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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Andy Murray and the other three top British tennis players will play at the Rio Olympics.

Murray, who will try to become the first repeat Olympic men’s singles champion in Rio, is joined on the British Olympic team by brother Jamie Murray and the top two British female singles players, Johanna Konta and Heather Watson.

Murray won the then-biggest title of his career at the London Olympics on the lawns of Wimbledon, beating Novak Djokovic in the semifinals and Roger Federer in the final, one month after his heartbreaking loss to Federer in the Wimbledon final.

Since, Murray won his first two Grand Slam singles titles and vaulted to No. 2 in the world behind Djokovic, whom he lost to in this year’s Australian Open and French Open finals.

Murray returns for his third Games, after debuting at Beijing 2008 at age 21. He is set to play doubles at a third straight Olympics with his brother, looking to better first- and second-round exits at the last two Olympics.

Jamie Murray, ranked No. 2 in the world in doubles, won the Australian Open in January with Bruno Soares, who is Brazilian.

On the women’s side, Konta is ranked No. 18 in the world and Watson is No. 56. Laura Robson, who earned 2012 Olympic mixed doubles silver with Andy Murray, has been hampered by a wrist injury the last two years and is ranked No. 308.

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