Andy Murray will play Wimbledon. The Brit is starting his comeback from what appears now to be career savings surgery.
Murray is back on court for the first time since January. Playing doubles at the Fever-Tree Championships at Queen’s Club, London, the former World #1 has linked up with Feliciano Lopez.
Murray appeared a little rusty in the first set, unsurprisingly. However, the Brit and Spaniard soon got their game together. To rapturous applause Murray and Lopez made the quarter-finals.
At the time of writing, the quarterfinal match has been suspended for the night due to darkness. The Brit/Spaniard duo just broke back to get the second set back on serve. Murray and Lopez are leading 6-4, 4-5. On the re-commencement of the match the Brit/Spaniard pair will be serving.
Murray will also play the ATP event in Eastbourne next week, teaming up with Brazilian Marcelo Melo.
When the Brit tearfully announced his retirement in January, it was thought that would be the last time Murray would take to the court. The Brit is good at proving everyone wrong though.
Following the Bob Bryan method, Murray has returned to the court five months after the hip resurfacing operation. The Brit has indicated that he hopes to return to the singles court. However, Murray also advised that it is too soon for Wimbledon.
Murray wanted to play at Wimbledon. Knowing singles is a step too far just now, he scouted around for a doubles partner. The Brit had been preparing for a while; he had asked a few players around the French Open if they were up for it.
Pierre-Hugues Herbert accepted the invitation. Surprisingly perhaps for his regular partner Nicolas Mahut. Herbert appeared to have decided to drop doubles to concentrate on singles. The Frenchman is due to play Roger Federer in the Halle semi-final on Saturday.
Herbert is the ideal partner for Murray, as if the Brit felt he had to withdraw from the Wimbledon doubles, it would not be detrimental to the Frenchman, who could still continue in the singles.
Andy Murray in search of Mixed Doubles partner
The Brit is also hoping to play the mixed doubles at the All England Championship. However, he has yet to find a team-mate. Murray has been turned down by Ash Barty. The Brit, in his column for BBC sport, said “I asked her during the French Open and she said no because she is already playing in singles and doubles, so didn’t want to play in three competitions. Of course, I understood that.”
He went on to say, “She also said: ‘There’s many better out there than me.'”
Since the Brit confirmed he was hoping to play mixed doubles, many WTA players current and past have thrown their hat into the ring. Who Murray will partner in the mixed doubles, if he plays is still up for grabs.
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