Andy Murray sends a wonderful message to Jack Draper

Andy Murray will be at the start of the Olympic Games in Paris

by Simone Brugnoli
Andy Murray sends a wonderful message to Jack Draper
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Andy Murray will be at the start of the Olympic Games in Paris. The Briton received a wild card from the ITF: he will be present in both singles and doubles. The United Kingdom, in addition to its experience, can count in the individual also on Daniel Evans (the Scottish’s chosen partner), Cameron Norrie and Jack Draper (after winning the first career title in the major circuit).

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Most of the hopes for a medal lie in the pair of Salisbury and Skupski, who set off with great ambition. The women’s team will include Katie Boulter and three other players only in doubles: Heather Watson (will play the tournament with Boulter), Harriet Dart and Maia Lumsden. Before the start of Queen’s, the 3-time Grand Slam champion praised his compatriot Jack Draper.

Andy Murray pays tribute to Jack Draper 

Jack Draper won the first title of his young career in Stuttgart last week and he become World No.31.

“He genuinely loves the sport. He is really into it, he works really hard and I think grass is a brilliant surface for him. I think he’ll do really well over the years on the surface.

Jack Draper
Jack Draper© Thomas Niedermueller / Stringer Getty Images Sport

It’s amazing for him to win his first tournament and obviously I’m delighted for him. This year has been tricky for him and it could have looked a whole lot different as well, a lot more positive than it has been, because he’s lost a number of extremely close matches” – Andy Murray said to the media.

It will be the last Olympics of his career for the 37-year-old from Glasgow, who will be on the field this week to participate in the Atp 500 at Queen’s. Andy openly spoke to the BBC to reveal that his farewell to tennis is now close: "I don’t think I will compete in other tournaments after the Olympic Games.

I have now decided: I believe that the right thing is healthy at Wimbledon or Paris 2024. I have had impressive experiences in both events and I had the opportunity to participate in the fifth Olympics, that’s what makes me happy and motivates me to keep racing right now," he said.

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