Maria Sharapova’s doping ban may scupper hopes of Andy Murray team-up, he confirms

Maria Sharapova downbeat

Andy Murray has downplayed the possibility of pairing with Russian star Maria Sharapova in the mixed doubles at Wimbledon.

Murray is hot property in the doubles right now, as he focuses on the format for now to ease himself back into competitive tennis after two years out with injury.

That means he is looking for a mixed doubles partner for Wimbledon, and Sharapova has suggested on social media that she would be interested in playing with him.

However, Murray does not seem to match her enthusiasm for it, and has admitted that her previous doping ban may affect his decision.

“I mean, possibly,” he replied when asked by reporters about if Sharavova’s past will influence his decision. “I mean, I haven’t given it lots of thought, really.”

“I think she maybe won mixed at US Open once? Did she? I don’t know. Did she not win it? No, she didn’t?

Indeed, the quarter-finals is Sharapova’s best doubles performance at the US Open or any other Grand Slam.

“I think we played once together in the IPTL (International Premier Tennis League) before, and I don’t remember us playing particularly well together.”

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