BREAKING NEWS: Two-time Olympic champion Andy Murray WITHDRAWALS from singles in Tokyo hours before first round match with Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime
- Team GB suffered a late withdrawal when Andy Murray withdrew from men’s singles
- The two-time Olympic champion would face Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime
- No reason has yet been given as to why Murray has opted out of the singles
Sir Andy Murray will not be defending his Olympic gold medal as the former world No. 1 withdrew from his first round of competition hours before it was due to start.
The Scotsman got off to a winning start in Tokyo in doubles alongside partner Joe Salisbury and would kick-start his singles title defense against Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime.
But in a dramatic turn of events, Murray, who won golds in London 2012 and Rio 2016 in singles, withdrew and was replaced by Australian Max Purcell.
More to follow.