London 2012: Wimbledon Winners Make Olympic Cut


There will be eight players representing Great Britain at the London 2012 Olympic Games next month. Wimbledon will open its famous gates once again three weeks after the annual Championships come to a close.

Earlier today, British number one Andy Murray stormed into the second round at SW19, with a more than comfortable triumph over Nikolay Davydenko. He will be the only male player from Britain in the singles competition and will also play in the doubles event with his brother Jamie. Joining them are Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins, who also team up in the doubles.

Elena Baltacha and Anne Keothavong were amongst the women in action at Wimbledon today and both secured their places in the second round. Both have been rewarded with a wildcard place at the Olympics and will play in the singles. Heather Watson, who won yesterday, and Laura Robson, who was narrowly defeated today, also received wildcards and will play in the doubles competition.

Other big names such as Rafael Nadal (singles) and Roger Federer (doubles, with Stanislas Wawrinka), will be defending their Olympic crowns.

Mixed doubles selections are to be made at a later date.

James Muir

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