Andy Murray snubs Toronto for Olympics

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Andy Murray will not compete in the Toronto Masters at the start of August in order to focus on the Olympics.

The Wimbledon champion would have been the defending Rogers Cup champion but will miss this year’s edition of the event, which runs from July 25 to 31.

Murray watched as Great Britain beat Serbia in the Davis Cup quarter-finals and speaking afterwards Jamie Delgado, a member of his coaching team, revealed they are set to head to Majorca this week for a two-week training camp ahead of the Olympics.

The Scot won the gold medal at the London Games in 2012 and will be keen to defend his title in Rio.

The Olympics begin on August 7 and Murray will head to the US Open after the tournament in Brazil in an attempt to claim back-to-back Grand Slam titles for the first time in his career.

The British star is also expected to feature in the Davis Cup semi-finals against Argentina.

Great Britain will host Argentina between September 16 and 18 and Murray is set to be involved although should he reach the US Open final, he will have just five days rest before that semi-final showdown.

Murray missed the clash against Serbia in order to rest after his Wimbledon victory but he did watch his team-mates and was delighted with the performance.

On Great Britain’s victory, he said: “It’s a great win for the whole team actually away from home in Serbia.

They had some players missing but we did too, which shows that there is some depth there as well.”

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