Andy Murray order of play at Wimbledon 2019: Star set for doubles matches with Serena Williams and Pierre-Hugues Herbert

3 Jul

Andy Murray and Serena Williams got their 2019 Wimbledon campaign off to a winning start.

The British superstar has returned to SW19 this summer after missing out last year due to injury.

Andy Murray will be in doubles action at Wimbledon
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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, partnered Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert at Wimbledon.

The duo beat Marius Copil and Ugo Humbert in the first round of the men’s competition but then lost to Croatian sixth seeds Nikola Mektic and Franko Skugor in round two.

Murray will also be in action in the mixed doubles where he’s partnering seven-time Wimbledon women’s champion Serena Williams.

Andy Murray and Serena Williams have formed a formidable duo

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 got their campaign under way on Friday by beating Germany’s Andreas Mies and Chilean Alexa Guarachi in the first round.

They are in the top section of the draw and will now face 14th seeds Fabrice Martin and Raquel Atawo.

Wimbledon legend Serena Williams
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Murray is excited to team 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.”

Tennis star Andy Murray admits he may still pull out of Wimbledon

1 Jul

Andy Murray admitted he might withdraw from Wimbledon on the eve of the competition.

Murray, 31, had hip surgery in January and has only played three competitive matches since, losing two, against Nick Kyrgios and fellow Brit Kyle Edmund, and winning one against Stan Wawrinka.

British number one Edmund beat his mentor Murray at Eastbourne

The former world number one is due to face France’s Benoit Paire in the first round in SW19 on Tuesday.

But when asked if he could pull out, he said: “Yes, it is still possible. I am taking it literally each day. Some days I feel better than others.

“I have played three matches, which was great, the last couple of weeks against some top players and did well.

Murray cannot be fully certain he will play at Wimbledon this year

“Some days I wake up and don’t feel quite as good as others. It is a bit of stiffness, a bit of soreness, which is kind of normal based on the intensity I am practising at, compared to where I was even three or four weeks ago.

“I only started hitting balls two weeks before Queen’s, which is not a particularly long time, and quite soon into that you are competing at the highest level.

“You need to be very patient and literally take it day by day just now, and see where you are at.

He won Wimbledon in 2013

“I need to kind of see how I feel every day, but in terms of winning this event, I have no belief or thoughts that that is going to happen, really.

“The main priority is my health, and I have always got to have that at the front of my mind just now.

“You become a little bit more patient and understanding that if I do wake up one morning and things aren’t okay, I don’t need to go out there and kill myself for two hours on the court. I can take a day off and let things settle down and then start building from there.

“It has been hard,” he admitted.

“I am learning every single day, along with my team, to try to get back where I want to be.”

He has never reached the same performance level again