Andy Murray has been confirmed as a member of the Team GB Olympics tennis team.
The top British player will be taking part in both the singles and doubles competition and is hoping to improve on his last Olympic performance in Beijing.
In 2008, Murray lost in the first round of the single championship and went out in the second round of the doubles.
Now ranked fourth in the world, he will be playing alongside his brother in the doubles and is hoping that the home advantage will give him the edge,
“I can’t wait for the Olympics to start, it’s such an incredible event and for it to be in London is extra special,” said the player.
He added: “I remember being part of the Olympic ceremony in Beijing, which was an unbelievable atmosphere and like nothing I’d experienced before. Winning a medal this summer for Team GB is one of my major goals.”
The last Olympic medal won by a British tennis player was at Atlanta in 1996, when Tim Henman and Neil Broad achieved silver in the men’s doubles.
Wimbledon will host the London 2012 tennis tournament – the second time it has served as an Olympic venue since 1908. The event will begin with the first round matches on July 28th and the medals will be decided on August 4th and 5th.
Meanwhile, the All England Wimbledon championships will begin on Monday and tennis fans enjoying London hotel deals will be hoping that Murray will become the first Brit in a long time to win the Grand Slam title.