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Antwerp | Murray holds back re Olympics doubles

Antwerp | Murray holds back re Olympics doubles

Andy Murray is inclined not to play doubles at next year’s Olympics in Tokyo with brother Jamie.

Now I don’t think I’m going to do that. I don’t think it’s a done deal that we will play together. Andy Murray

While still playing himself into top fitness following his hip surgery last January, is worried at having to play too much.

“It’s a difficult one because last time when I played the Olympics, I just wanted to play everything – singles, doubles, mixed,” Murray said.

“Now I don’t think I’m going to do that. I don’t think it’s a done deal that we will play together.

“I mean he’s been doing well with Neal [Skupski]. And also, if I played a match for example like I did with Alex de Minaur [in Zhuhai three weeks ago], there’s no chance I’m playing doubles after that.

” I would be useless. I was so tired at the end.

The Murrays have won just one Olympics match out of three together, which came in the first round on Beijing 11 years ago. Andy believes their record is another reason to not play together.

He added: “We haven’t done well when we’ve played together in the Olympics.

“Because it comes round every four years, both of us are desperate to do really well but we don’t play with each other in preparation for it so we just turn up and hope it clicks. That’s not really the right way to prepare.”

Meanwhile Murray will face the eighth seed Pablo Cuevas for a place in the quarter finals of the European Open in Antwerp on Wednesday evening.

About The Author

Henry Wancke

Henry Wancke is one of the most respected Tennis writers in the UK. Henry is the Editor of both Tennis Threads Magazine and tennisthreads.net. He previously worked as Editor of Tennis World, Serve & Volley as well as Tennis Today magazines and been stringer for The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and Press Association. He also co-authored the Ultimate Encyclopaedia of Tennis with John Parsons published by Carlton, and the Federation Cup – the first 32 years, published by the ITF. Currently he is the Secretary of the Lawn Tennis Writers’ Association and Hon Vice President of the Tennis Industry Association UK.


  1. Jan Harrison

    Let’s see how fit he is once he gets to DC and gets the buzz again


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