Andy Murray, three-time Grand Slam champion and winner of the Wimbledon title on two occasions, suggested that he form a mixed-doubles pairing with Emma Raducanu (US Open champion) at Wimbledon this summer.
Andy Murray hopes to partner with Emma Raducanu in mixed doubles at Wimbledon, but insists they must focus on singles. Although it will not be ranking, the grass-court event is back next month.
Both Murray and Raducanu confirmed their attendance. The former hopes they can link up in the mixed doubles competition. Back home, the all-British partnership of the pair would undoubtedly be a popular favourite.
Murray claims that Murray had the idea, but it was put aside after both Murray and Williams enjoyed success in the singles draw.
Of course this year will be no different, and both Murray and Raducanu will no doubt be prioritising their efforts in the men’s and women’s singles. However, the Scot said that he would be there if given the chance. ‘love’To form a partnership avec the US Open champion.
He said: “Last year we talked about it, but we both ended up doing well in the singles. I would love to play with Emma at some stage. I’m sure we will both focus on having good runs in the singles, but yeah – I’d love to do that.”
Ahead of this year’s event, Murray has firmly prioritised his efforts at SW19 after skipping the French Open in order to kick off his grass season earlier. Murray got off to a perfect start Monday, winning in straight sets in 57 minutes against Jurij Rodionov of Austria at the Surbiton Trophy.
After showing good form in round 32 clashes, the former world No.1 showed that he is still in great shape. 1 revealed he has ‘high expectations’ for the 2022 grass campaign. Murray commented: “I have high expectations of myself and lofty goals for the coming weeks, which I discuss with my team regularly.
“I’m not going to share them now, but I’ve trained hard, I feel grass is my best surface and I’ve prepared as best as I can. I can’t control my results or performances at Wimbledon right now, but I can control my attitude on the court, and I can guarantee I’ll give it 100 per cent to have a good run.”
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Murray’s main task before Wimbledon is to secure seeding to the event in order to avoid a clash with Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. The Scot acknowledged that he is uncertain about seeding due to the bans on Russian and Belarusian tennis players and the absence of ranking points.
“I guess if I had a good run next week, or at Queens, that would give me a chance, but who knows what the seeding will be like?”He also added. “Wimbledon can do whatever they want now the ATP have taken the points away!
“I spoke to some of the Russian players in Madrid and I feel for them. I don’t believe they are in favour of what’s happening in Ukraine, but I appreciate it’s not that easy for them to speak publicly about it.”