Andy Murray’s bid for a 3rd straight Olympic males’s singles gold medal has ended after he withdrew forward of his first match due to a thigh pressure.
The 34-year-old tennis star had been as a result of tackle ninth seed Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada right this moment, however was changed on the order of play by Australian Max Purcell.
Nevertheless, he’ll proceed to compete for Group GB within the males’s doubles event with Joe Salisbury.
Murray mentioned: “I’m actually disillusioned at having to withdraw however the medical employees have suggested me in opposition to taking part in in each occasions, so I’ve made the troublesome choice to withdraw from the singles and deal with taking part in doubles with Joe.”
Additionally on Sunday:
• Swimmer Adam Peaty received the 100m breaststroke semi-final
• Defending taekwondo champion Jade Jones suffered a defeat within the first spherical, however she nonetheless has an opportunity on the bronze medal later right this moment
• Lizzie Deignan leads Britain’s hopes within the ladies’s biking street race
• Swimmers Max Litchfield and Aimee Willmott missed out within the 400m particular person medley
It comes as officers confirmed there had been 10 extra confirmed new coronavirus infections, together with two athletes, at Tokyo 2020, taking the overall variety of circumstances to 137 since 1 July.
In the meantime, American golfer Bryson DeChambeau examined optimistic for COVID-19 earlier than his departure for the Video games and shall be changed within the US males’s golf staff by Patrick Reed, USA Golf mentioned.
DeChambeau mentioned: “I’m deeply disillusioned not to have the ability to compete within the Olympics for Group USA.
“Representing my nation means the world to me and it’s was an amazing honour to make this staff. I want Group USA the very best of luck subsequent week in Tokyo.
“I’ll now deal with getting wholesome, and I stay up for returning to competitors as soon as I’m cleared to take action.”
Additionally, the Worldwide Olympic Committee has confirmed there shall be no rest on mask-wearing guidelines.
Spokesman Mark Adams mentioned: “It is not a ‘good to have’, it is a ‘should to have’.”
He was responding to a query about a number of swimmers eradicating their masks throughout medal ceremonies.
The Olympic groups from Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan have been additionally largely maskless once they paraded by means of the stadium at Friday’s opening ceremony, regardless of different nationwide groups masking their faces in in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines.