Andy Murray apologises for ‘ruining’ photo – admits it was ‘total shambles’

Tennis legend Andy Murray is among the team of talented athletes in Tokyo for the Olympic Games.

As he prepares for his event, Murray has also been able to spend time with his Team GB teammates, even posing for socially-distanced photos with some.

However, he had to apologise for his appearance in a snap with British sailing Champion Hannah Mills, saying he “ruined” the cute photo because of his trousers.

She shared the snap on Instagram with the message “So that happened”.

But she cheekily added: “Cracking trousers Andy Murray”, tagging the ace in her post.

The snap shows Murray wearing his Team GB uniform, but he’s decided to roll up the stone coloured trousers.

He reshared the photo on his account, adding the comment: “Sorry for ruining the photo… trousers a total shambles”.

The 2020 Games kicked off last week with a scaled-back Opening Ceremony on Friday.

The athletes’ parade and traditional lighting of the torch – normally a star-studded event – took place in front of empty stands amid the ongoing pandemic.

One of the stand-out moments of Tokyo’s opening ceremony has been when 1,800 illuminated drones took to the sky and formed a globe.

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The scaled-back event took place in front of an empty stadium

Only a small group of Team GP athletes attended

As the mesmerising light display took place, singers in the stadium sang John Lennon’s iconic 1971 hit ‘Imagine’.

John Legend and other famous singers, who represented different continents, also sang the tune in a montage.

The International Olympic Committee also revealed its new ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger – Together’ motto for the Games in the ceremony.

Hashimoto Seiko, president of Tokyo’s Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, touched upon the pandemic during her speech at the event.

Team GB has its eyes on several medals across 17 days of competition, including a number of golds.

Swimmer Adam Peaty is perhaps our strongest hope, competing in a number of races including the men’s 4x100m medley relay.

He is defending his 100m breaststroke title.

Cyclist Laura Kenny has won two golds at the last two Olympic Games, and will be aiming to add another to her impressive collection.

While Dina Asher-Smith won’t go into her 100m or 200m races as the favourite, she’s unbeaten this season and has a good chance at getting the top spot on the podium.

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