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Johanna Konta getting ready to play a point and on the right close-up image of Dan Evans swinging his racket
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Johanna Konta and Dan Evans withdraw from Team GB Olympics squad

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Johanna Konta and Dan Evans have announced that they will not compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo later this month.

Both British No.1s made the difficult decision to withdraw from the Team GB squad due to health reasons.

In a statement on her social media channels, Konta said, “'As some of you may know, I was unable to compete at Wimbledon this year after a member of my team tested positive for COVID-19.

“Unfortunately, whilst self-isolating, I also developed symptoms and subsequently tested positive for the virus.

“As a result, I have been unable to train for the last two and a half weeks and sadly, this has put my body in a situation where I am unable to ask it to be fully ready in time for the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

“This is a heart-breaking reality for me, as representing Team GB at the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016 is one of my most treasured memories from my career.

“I'll be doing my best to get myself back to full health and fitness and ready to be competing again soon. During this time, I'll also be glued to my TV cheering on my fellow Team GB athletes competing in Tokyo and hope you will all join me.”


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Announcing his withdrawl on Wednesday evening, Evans said: "Unfortunately I recently tested positive for COVID-19.

"As a result, I will not be able to prepare and get myself ready for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. I am hugely disappointed and currently self-isolating according to the guidelines as set out by the government.

"I want to wish the entire GB team all the very best for the games and look forward to being back on court in the near future."

We all wish Johanna and Dan a speedy recovery and we can't wait to see them both back on court again soon.