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Andy Murray to defend Olympic singles title at Rio Games

  • FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012 file photo, gold medalist Andy Murray of Great Britain waves the British flag during the medal ceremony of the men's singles event at the All England Lawn Tennis Club at Wimbledon, in London, at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Defending Olympic champion Andy Murray will lead a four-member British tennis team at the Rio de Janeiro Games. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, file)

    FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012 file photo, gold medalist Andy Murray of Great Britain waves the British flag during the medal ceremony of the men's singles event at the All England Lawn Tennis Club at Wimbledon, in London, at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Defending Olympic champion Andy Murray will lead a four-member British tennis team at the Rio de Janeiro Games. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, file)  (The Associated Press)

  • From left, Mark England, Team GB's Chef de Mission, Johanna Konta, Jamie Murray, Heather Watson and Iain Bates, Team GB Tennis Leader pose during the team announcement at the Queen's Club, London, Friday June 10, 2016. Defending Olympic champion Andy Murray will lead a four-member British tennis team at the Rio de Janeiro Games. (Steven Paston/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    From left, Mark England, Team GB's Chef de Mission, Johanna Konta, Jamie Murray, Heather Watson and Iain Bates, Team GB Tennis Leader pose during the team announcement at the Queen's Club, London, Friday June 10, 2016. Defending Olympic champion Andy Murray will lead a four-member British tennis team at the Rio de Janeiro Games. (Steven Paston/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  (The Associated Press)

Defending Olympic champion Andy Murray will lead a four-member British tennis team at the Rio de Janeiro Games.

The two-time Grand Slam champion was officially selected by the British Olympic Association on Friday, along with brother Jamie Murray, Johanna Konta and Heather Watson.

Murray beat Roger Federer in straight sets in the Olympic final at Wimbledon in 2012 and won silver in the mixed doubles. Since then, he has won Wimbledon and the U.S. Open and led Britain to the Davis Cup title last year.

Konta, who reached the semifinals at this year's Australian Open, will be making her Olympic debut.

Britain has selected 122 athletes overall so far for the Rio Games. The final team is expected to number about 350 athletes from 23 sports.