Andy Murray all but rules out Tokyo Olympics doubles partnership with brother Jamie

Andy Murray and Jamie Murray

Andy Murray says he is highly unlikely to play doubles with brother Jamie Murray at the Tokyo Olympics next year.

The brothers have generally resisted the urge to partner up, mainly due to their individual commitments elsewhere.

And, with Andy Murray currently working his battered surgically-repaired body back into tournament shape, that doesn’t look like changing next summer.

“It’s a difficult one because last time when I played the Olympics I just wanted to play everything – singles, doubles, mixed,” Murray said.

“Now I don’t think I’m going to do that.

“I don’t think it’s a done deal that we will play together,” Andy added.

“I mean he’s been doing well with Neal [Skupski]. And also if I played a match for example like I did with Alex de Minaur [in Zhuhai three weeks ago], there’s no chance I’m playing doubles after that.

“I would be useless. I was so tired at the end.”

The Murrays have won just one Olympics match together before, which Andy says is another reason to maybe give it a miss in Tokyo.

“We haven’t done well when we’ve played together in the Olympics,” he added.

“Because it comes round every four years, both of us are desperate to do really well but we don’t play with each other in preparation for it so we just turn up and hope it clicks. That’s not really the right way to prepare.”

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