It may be now or never to play with Andy at Wimbledon, says Jamie Murray

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Jamie Murray believes it may be a case of “now or never” for him and his brother, Andy, to fulfil their goal of competing together in the men’s doubles at Wimbledon in what could be Andy’s final appearance there.

“It would obviously be really cool to do it,” Jamie said. “It’s something that we probably wanted to do at some point in our career and maybe now is the only opportunity to do it. So maybe it’s a case of now or never, but yeah, we’ll see. [We] need to figure out what’s going to happen first and then go from there.”

While Andy had joked that his brother might opt to play with a “good partner” instead of him, Jamie said that it was actually his idea to play together.

“I asked [Andy] if he wanted to play and it’s not necessarily an easy decision for him to commit to playing the doubles,” Jamie said.

“Also with me, he knows obviously I want to play and do my best and play as long as we can. So I think that’s never an easy decision for him and he just needs to figure out if it’s going to be worth it or how much it might interfere with what he wants to do and the singles and how he’s feeling about his game and physically.”

Jamie takes up his new role as the tournament director of Queen’s Club this month, meaning the 38-year-old will be off the tour for the first two weeks of the grass season. His regular partner, Michael Venus of New Zealand, will compete with Britain’s Neal Skupski during the grass season. Andy has said he is unlikely to play after the summer, but the 37‑year‑old has not fully confirmed his retirement or a date.

With Andy prioritising his singles prospects at Wimbledon ­throughout his career, the Murray brothers have never competed together at ­Wimbledon, but they have enjoyed great moments elsewhere. In 2015 they teamed up to win every doubles match during Great Britain’s Davis Cup title run.

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“We’ve had some amazing expe­­riences on the court together, particularly in Davis Cup and yeah, I think for us to be able to play at Wimbledon would be really cool,” Jamie said. “And from my point of view, hopefully it happens and we get a good crowd support.”


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