Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic line-ups announced
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The British Olympic Association (BOA) and British Paralympic Association (BPA) have today announced the squad of players who will travel to Tokyo this summer to represent Team GB and ParalympicsGB respectively.
Across Team GB and ParalympicsGB the team has three Olympic medals and 11 Paralympic medals between them, and today marks the first ever joint announcement of both teams. Selected players below.
Great Britain Olympics Team
Men’s Singles: Dan Evans, Andy Murray
Women’s Singles: Johanna Konta, Heather Watson
Men’s Doubles: Dan Evans and Neal Skupski, Joe Salisbury and Andy Murray
Women’s Doubles: Johanna Konta and Heather Watson
Mixed Doubles: TBC once the ranking cut off is known
Great Britain Paralympics Team
Men’s Singles: Alfie Hewett, Gordon Reid, Dermot Bailey
Women’s Singles: Jordanne Whiley, Lucy Shuker
Quads*: Andy Lapthorne
Men’s Doubles: Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid
Women’s Doubles: Jordanne Whiley and Lucy Shuker
* Subsequent to the initial selections being announced, Great Britain's Antony Cotterill has been confirmed as an addition to the team, playing in the Quad Singles and also Quad Doubles alongside Andy Lapthorne,
Andy Murray and Gordon Reid are both previous gold medalists, Murray having triumphed in London 2012 and Rio 2016, with Reid having beaten compatriot Alfie Hewett to gold in Rio.
Alongside his singles silver, Hewett also won doubles silver with Reid in Rio, while Andy Lapthorne won silver in quad doubles in London, as well as bronze in doubles and silver in singles in Rio. Jordanne Whiley and Lucy Shuker also won doubles bronze together at both previous Games.
Heather Watson will be competing at her third Olympic Games, while Johanna Konta will be making her second appearance having also competed in Rio.
Joe Salisbury, Dan Evans and Neal Skupski will all be competing at their first Olympics, while Dermot Bailey is the only Paralympic debutant, taking the total number of players to have ever represented Great Britain in tennis at the Olympic and Paralympic Games to 110.
Cameron Norrie has made the tough choice to focus on his Tour schedule and the US Open for the rest of the year as he continues to build on his recent success and will unfortunately not be travelling to Tokyo.
Tennis holds a unique place in the history of the Olympics, with Great Britain’s Charlotte Cooper of Ealing Lawn Tennis Club becoming the world’s first ever female Olympic champion in any sport when she won singles gold in Paris in 1900.
Iain Bates, LTA Olympic Team Leader, said: “It’s an exciting day to see both our Olympic and Paralympic teams announced together for the first time ever.
"We are thrilled about the players who have made themselves available for selection to go to Tokyo and head there with a real chance of medal success across various events.
"We also recognise the many challenges everyone has faced over the last 15 months and the amount of work it’s taken behind the scenes to get these Games on. With huge support from the BOA, the team and the LTA, we believe we are well prepared to meet the demands of competing in Tokyo and we are really looking forward to it.”
Cain Berry, LTA Wheelchair Performance Support Lead and ParalympicsGB Wheelchair Tennis Team Leader, said: “This is always an exciting moment both for us as a governing body and the athletes, all of whom richly deserve their places in the team and will do their country proud I’m sure.
"We’re very pleased to be celebrating both sets of players on the same day. It’s been a phenomenal effort from a number of organisations to get these Games on, and we are really grateful to the BPA for their continued support. We’re all really excited for Games time now.”