Andy Murray will play singles and doubles at Roland Garros for the first time since his 2006 main-draw debut this year, as he and compatriot Dan Evans were announced as wild-card recipients by the tournament on Wednesday.

Evans and Murray are the only non-French players amongst the 14 doubles teams to receive men's and women's wild cards; seven teams got in on each side. The Brits are the first entirely non-French men's doubles team to get a Roland Garros main-draw wild card in two decades, per Sky Sports.

Earlier in the week, James Gay at The i reported that Evans and Murray had requested a wild card as a part of their forthcoming aspirations of competing at the Summer Olympics, which will be held at Roland Garros in August. Their combined ranking of 144 (the sum of their respective singles rankings at the entry deadline) was nine places too low to get in directly.


In March, Murray told the *Times*' Stuart Fraser that while he would "love the chance to play in another Olympics," he would also "genuinely only if I felt like there was a chance of winning a medal." Murray is seeking his fifth career Olympics berth for Great Britain.

After suffering an ankle injury at the Miami Open in March, the 37-year-old Murray returned to competition this week in Geneva, where he was beaten in the first round by German Yannick Hanfmann in a match that was played across two days due to inclement weather.

Murray, who reached the Roland Garros final in 2016, is contesting the clay-court major for just the second time since 2017 this year, in what might be his final appearance in Paris. Following a second-round loss at February's Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, the former No.1 hinting at upcoming retirement, saying he he'd "likely not ... play past this summer."