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Murray brothers lead Britain's Olympic charge

Andy and Jamie Murray will lead Great Britain’s bid for more Olympic tennis glory after the brothers were officially named in the squad for the Rio Games on Friday.

After memorably winning gold in the men’s singles by thrashing Roger Federer in the Olympic final at Wimbledon four years ago, world number two Andy Murray will defend the title in August and also has hopes of a medal in the men’s doubles with his brother.

The 29-year-old, who finished runner-up in the French Open last weekend, also earned a silver medal in the 2012 Games after reaching the mixed doubles final with Laura Robson and could compete in that event again.

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

“Being a home Olympic Games, it was such a special occasion and the atmosphere at Wimbledon was like nothing I have ever experienced.

“I watched Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis-Hill win gold the night before my final and it definitely helped inspire me.

“Winning medals for your country is as good as it gets and I can’t wait to get to Rio to try and win more medals.”

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