Star set for doubles matches with Serena Williams and Pierre-Hugues Herbert
The British superstar will be in action at SW19 this summer
Andy Murray got his 2019 Wimbledon campaign under way yesterday.
The British superstar has returned to SW19 this summer after missing out last year due to injury.
The two-time singles champion has only just recovered from the hip problem which almost ended his career.
Because of his fitness issues, Murray will only be competing in the doubles tournaments at Wimbledon this time around.
But the excitement about seeing the 32-year-old Scot back at the All England Club is palpable and he is set to play in front of packed crowds over the coming days.
When is Andy Murray in action at Wimbledon 2019?
Murray, who won the men’s double at Queens with Feliciano Lopez recently, will partner Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert at Wimbledon.
The duo beat Marius Copil and Ugo Humbert in the first round of the men’s competition and will play Croatian sixth seeds Nikola Mektic and Franko Skugor next.
Murray will also be in action in the mixed doubles where he’ll partner seven-time Wimbledon women’s champion Serena Williams.
Williams won the mixed event in west London with Max Mirnyi in 1998 and has claimed an incredible 14 major titles at the All England Club during her glittering career.
Murray and Williams will get their campaign under way on Friday when they face Germany’s Andreas Mies and Chilean Alexa Guarachi in the first round.
They are in the top section of the draw and would face 14th seeds Fabrice Martin and Raquel Atawo should they come through their opener.
Murray is looking forward to teaming up with fellow superstar Williams, saying: “It’ll be great. I’m just happy to be fit and healthy again.
“With what’s happened the last year or so, you never know what’s round the corner, so it’s a great opportunity. I’ll look forward to it.”
Williams, meanwhile, continued to tease the possibility of playing with Murray after her straight-sets victory over Giulia Gatto-Monticone in the first round of the singles.
Prior to Murray’s camp confirming the partnership, the 37-year-old American said: “I’m just going to see how I feel today, then go from there.
“I’m still kind of in the singles mode, trying to figure that part out. We’ll see. I could use extra matches, though, so it could be something.”
Asked for a percentage of how likely it is that she will team up with Murray, she replied: “I don’t know. If you guys really want it, then maybe I’ll do it.”
When pushed further on it, Williams said: “All right, done, just for you guys. Don’t forget. If you guys want it.”
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