Andy Murray who will be taking part in the men’s doubles in Wimbledon is keen to play the mixed doubles though he is still to find a partner to play with.
The Scot has been turned down by many including the French Open champion Ashleigh Barty. The world no.1 felt it was a privilege for her to play alongside Murray but after considering the fact that she is already participating in singles and women’s doubles, thought that it will be a little too much for her.
Serena Williams, however, has given some positive indications saying: “We just have to wait and see.”
The 23-time Grand Slam champion has been able to take part in just 5 tournaments this year due to a keen injury. Last time Williams appeared in a competitive match was in the French Open where she lost to Sofia Kenin in the 3rd round.
Serena, one of the greatest on grass has not played the mixed doubles in recent years.
Murray appreciated the American and said that if she actually partners in the mixed doubles, then it will be great.
“If the singles players are up for it and want to try and win and be competitive I’m all for it, Serena is obviously a brilliant player, has a great doubles record and is brilliant on grass obviously. She’s arguably the best player ever.”
Murray is quite keen to play the mixed doubles and played down the suggestions that he will skip it to avoid fitness concerns. His only concern was the weather. If it rains that means that a lot of matches has to be played in quick time and that can affect the performances in the men’s doubles.
“That’s when you decide whether to focus and prioritise on one or you hedge your bets. The weather is meant to be good, I want to play, my team are keen, so it’s most likely I’ll do it.”
MURRAY AND WILLIAMS TO COME TOGETHER FOR MIXED DOUBLES?
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