Andy Murray relaxed ahead of Wimbledon return, but mixed doubles decision still to be made

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Andy Murray with fans at Queen's

Andy Murray insists he is more relaxed than he has ever been before a Wimbledon as he prepares to make his return to the All-England club.

Wimbledon this year seemed to be Murray’s retirement plan earlier in the year, but he has undergone surgery and fought his way back, even winning the doubles title at Queen’s earlier this month with Feliciano Lopez.

He missed Wimbledon altogether last year with injury, but he will partner Pierre Hugues-Herbert in the men’s doubles net week – and he is feeling oddly chilled out about it.

“I think I feel fine now because I have a lot of perspective about things,” Murray said. “I have got used to it.

“I am certainly not feeling like I usually do before Wimbledon starts.”

Murray could face a potential match against his older brother Jamie in the third round, but he is refusing to look that far ahead.

“A lot of stuff has got to happen before then,” he said. “Two weeks ago, I was not even going to play, so I am not going to be getting excited about third-round matches.”

Jamie Murray and Andy Murray

While Murray is committed to playing the men’s doubles at Wimbledon, he appears to be in dispute with his coaching team as to whether or not doubling up in the mixed competition will be good for him.

“We spoke about it last night and again this morning and let’s just say coach and player have differing views! It is a tough one and I don’t know who will win.

“In all seriousness, we will come to an agreement. I am not going to make a decision on it without everybody being on board with it.

“Everybody is keen on me playing and I would like to play, but it is whether or not it is the right thing or the best thing to do.

“The sign-up is on Wednesday, but I won’t leave it to the last minute. I still don’t know who my partner will be.

“It is not like anybody I have spoken to has been dead certain that they want to play mixed, such that if I did not play at the last minute they would be disappointed.”

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