Liam Broady given late call-up to Team GB tennis squad for Tokyo Olympics

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Liam Broady has been selected to represent Team GB in the men’s singles competition at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The 27-year-old is Britain’s number five and was offered a place in the draw by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) due to his world ranking of 141. This will be Broady’s debut at the Games.

“This is brilliant news for Liam, and I am delighted he is able to take up the spot and represent Team GB,” said GB Tennis team leader Iain Bates.

“Thanks to the British Olympic Association and ITF for their hard work behind the scenes to ensure that Liam was able to take advantage of this opportunity.”

Broady, who reached the second round at Wimbledon earlier this month, will join Andy and Jamie Murray, Neal Skupski, Joe Salisbury and Heather Watson in the tennis squad in Tokyo.

British No1s Dan Evans and Johanna Konta have both pulled out of the Games in the last week, having tested positive for coronavirus.

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