Andy Murray set to defend Olympic title despite Zika virus concerns

• World No2 takes guidance from Foreign Office and medical experts
• ITF president cautiously optimistic tennis will run smoothly in Rio

Andy Murray is still committed to defending his Olympic gold medal, despite growing concerns that the Zika virus will dissuade many athletes from going to Rio in August.

The world No2 will make his decision after accepting guidance from the Foreign Office and British Olympic Association about the danger the virus poses, and will be heartened by the World Health Organisation’s dismissal this week of concerns by leading health experts who say the International Olympic Committee should consider changing the venue.

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