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Wimbledon | The Murray brothers won’t be meeting

Wimbledon | The Murray brothers won’t be meeting

Hopes of a Murray brothers showdown in the men’s doubles at Wimbledon have evaporated.

Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski  fell at the first hurdle to Ivan Dodig and Filip Polasek.

The match suspended from the previous evening ended with Croatian Dodig and Slovakian Polasek coming through 2-6, 7-6  3-6 6-1 6-4 .

Murray, who made the 2015 final with Australian John Peers, and his partner restarted 2-1 up in sets, but their opponents swiftly gained the initiative to ease through against the tenth seeds.

Younger sibling Andy , a two-time singles champion, made his return to Wimbledon  after injury on Thursday night.

He and Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert secured a second-round date beating Romanian Marius Copil and Ugo Humbert of France from a set down.

About The Author

Mike Donovan

Mike Donovan is a journalist and author who has covered tennis for 30 years. He was tennis correspondent on Today, the first all-electronic, all-colour newspaper, and contributed to the official Wimbledon website. He has scribed for most national dailies and magazines on the sport of the fuzzy green ball, as the late Bud Collins used to describe tennis. Mike has twice won British Sports Writer of the Year awards. He is the author of a variety of football books and has one out on Pitch Publishing called The King of White Hart Lane: The Authorised Biography of Alan Gilzean, a Tottenham Hotspur, Dundee and Scotland footballing icon. It is a follow up to Glory, Glory Lane related to the 118-year history of Spurs at White Hart Lane.

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