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Andy Murray can’t find a partner for Wimbledon mixed doubles

Andy Murray can’t find a partner for Wimbledon mixed doubles

Scotsman Andy Murray is having trouble finding a partner to play mixed doubles at Wimbledon, he said at a press conference and later confirmed in his BBC column.

Murray, 32, announced that he will play Wimbledon in doubles with Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert, champion of the Big Four in this modality, but also indicated that he would like to play mixed, although he is having trouble finding a partner.

“I would like, yes. I have spoken with a couple of players and they have rejected me a couple of times “, said the Briton laughing at a press conference.

The reasons given for such rejections was that he has asked several players who already plan to play singles and doubles and who do not want to get involved in a third competition due to the physical wear and tear that this entails.

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One of the tennis players Murray contacted was Australian Ashleigh Barty, recent Roland Garros champion and famous doubles player.

“I asked him during Roland Garros and he said no because he was already going to play singles and doubles. Of course I understood, but she also said that there are better players than her out there. Then a few days later, when she won the title, I sent her a message saying that she was one of the best, but she also rejected me, “Murray explained in his column on the BBC.

“It’s a shame that we can’t play together because I want to have the best possible partner. I am sure that I will find another good partner, as long as I feel good to play doubles and mixed, because first I want to see how I feel, “he added.

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Murray participates this week in the Queen’s tournament, where he is paired with the Spanish Feliciano López. This tournament marks his return to competition after six months standing and after a hip operation.

After Queen’s, he will play Eastbourne, along with Marcelo Melo, and from there he will go on to Wimbledon, the third Grand Slam of the season. EFE

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