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Andy Murray to skip Toronto title defence ahead of Olympics

Murray to skip Toronto title defence ahead of Olympics
By Sportsbeat

19/07/2016 at 10:57Updated 19/07/2016 at 11:03

London 2012 gold medallist Andy Murray will not defend his Rogers Cup title in Toronto next week to ensure he is fully rested ahead of Rio.

The 29-year-old hasn't played competitively since winning his second Wimbledon title and was just a spectator as Great Britain beat Serbia in the Davis Cup over the weekend.

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Wimbledon champion Andy Murray will not play in Great Britain's Davis Cup quarter-final in Serbia

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"My body needs some recovery time after reaching the latter stages of tournaments over the past few months," Murray said in a statement released by Tennis Canada.

"I'm sorry to my fans in Toronto but I look forward to being back in Canada next year."

The Rogers CUp takes place from July 23-31.

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