Andy Murray made his comeback to the international tennis scene last month when he returned to Wimbledon.

He may have been knocked out in the third round, but it was a corageous and inspiring return from the tennis ace with a metal hip.

Now he is set to go again as he enters the Tokyo 2021 tournament as defending Olympic champion. 

Murray, who has always been an advocate of the Olympics, carried the flag in the opening ceremony at Rio 2016, less than two months after he had won his second Wimbledon title.

Going on to win gold in Brazil, this made the Scot the only player in history to defend an Olympic singles title.

Many of tennis' top players, including Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, will not attend this year's games, with the tournament falling just two weeks after the conclusion of Wimbledon and five weeks before the start of the US Open.

However, Murray will be joined by newly crowned Wimbldeon champion Novak Djokovic on the courts in Tokyo.

With the tournament due to begin on Saturday, here's everything you need to know about when Andy Murray is playing and how to watch his match...

When is Andy Murray playing at Olympics? 

The Olympic tennis tournament will take place from Saturday July 24 to Sunday August 1. 

Both men and women will play the best of three sets; this differs from Grand Slams where men play best of five. 

Murray will face number 9 seed Felix Auger-Aliassime in the first round of the singles. 

They have played before, with Murray losing to the 20 year old Canadian in straight sets in 2020's US Open, however he will hope to use his Olympic experience to his advantage. 

However, Murray will launch his Olympic campaign in the men's doubles, where he will partner Joe Salisbury against France.

The pair will play second on court 5, with the game expected to commence around 5:00am (BST). 

How can I watch the match? 

There will be extensive coverage of the Olympics across the BBC, including BBC One, iPlayer, the red button and the BBC Sport website. 

Eurosport will also provide coverage of the games. 

What has Andy Murray said about this year's Olympics?

Murray, who has always held the Olympics in high esteem, will compete in his fourth games, deeming Tokyo "more important than ever".

"The Games are the biggest competition in the world and as athletes we train hard for moments like this," Murray said. 

"Tokyo 2020 in 2021 is unique, falling during the pandemic and we have seen incredible resilience from athletes, fans and all those involved in making this happen.

"In so many ways, right now it’s more important than ever that people around the world get to reconnect to the raw emotion of sport, watch incredible performances and celebrate the achievement of athletes coming from around the world."

Meanwhile, his eyes are set on bringing a medal home: "My goal is to try and win a medal. Ideally a gold one for my country."