Liam Broady will make his debut appearance at the Olympic Games after being added to Great Britain’s (50/1 – Nation to win most medals) squad by the British Olympic Association.

Team GB’s tennis team has suffered two high-profile withdrawals ahead of Tokyo 2020, with Dan Evans and Johanna Konta both pulling out after testing positive for coronavirus.

Following that news, the BOA have now confirmed Broady, the world number 141, has been added to the squad and will make his Olympic debut in this year’s event after being offered a spot by the International Tennis Federation

The 27-year-old, who is the British number five, joins Andy and Jamie Murray, Neal Skupski, Joe Salisbury and Heather Watson in the squad that will be challenging for medals in Japan.

Speaking about the inclusion of Broady, Team GB tennis team leader Iain Bates said: “This is brilliant news for Liam. Thanks to the BOA and ITF for their hard work behind the scenes to ensure that Liam was able to take advantage of this opportunity.”

Jamie Murray, a seven-time Grand Slam doubles winner, will partner Skupski in the men’s doubles competition, while Andy Murray will play alongside Salisbury.

Following the withdrawal of Konta, Heather Watson is the only female participant for Great Britain, meaning Team GB will be unable to field a women’s doubles team.

Defending champion Andy Murray is aiming to win his third straight gold medal, having claimed the top prize in the singles at London 2012 and in Rio back in 2016.

The USA are 1/10 favourites to win the most medals at the Olympics, with China and Japan priced at 7/1 and 25/1, respectively.

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