Olympics-Jamie Murray to partner Skupski for Team GB at Tokyo Games


FILE PHOTO: Tennis - Davis Cup Finals - Semi-Final - Caja Magica, Madrid, Spain - November 23, 2019 Britian's Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski react during their doubles match against Spain's Rafael Nadal and Feliciano Lopez REUTERS/Sergio Perez

(Reuters) - Britain's Jamie Murray will join forces with Neal Skupski in the men's doubles competition for the Tokyo Olympics after the country's number one Dan Evans had to withdraw following a positive COVID-19 test, Team GB said on Thursday.

Murray, 35, will represent Britain for the fourth time at the Olympics and joins his younger brother and twice Olympic champion Andy Murray, 34, who is set to feture in the singles.

Jamie Murray and Skupski, who partnered American Desirae Krawczyk to the mixed doubles title at Wimbledon on Sunday, competed together on the ATP Tour last season and in Britain's run to the Davis Cup semi-finals in 2019.

In 2020, the pair won the Sofia Open and reached the finals in Cincinnati and Vienna.

(Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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