Cautious Andy Murray may reconsider plan to play Wimbledon mixed doubles
Andy Murray says he is reconsidering his plan to play mixed doubles at Wimbledon after being warned it could leave him – and his hip – at the mercy of the weather.
Murray is focusing on doubles for now as he works his way back from hip surgery, and is already committed to playing the men’s doubles at Wimbledon with Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert.
He has also been considering playing mixed doubles too, but that plan may be on ice for now.
“I must decide if I’m definitely 100 per cent going to play,” he explained.
“I have spoken to a couple of the guys who don’t play mixed doubles all the time, and they were just saying if you get a couple of bad days of rain, you could end up having to play best-of-five doubles followed by a mixed doubles.
“That can happen a couple of days in a row.
“I need to be certain that I’m ready to do that and I think I should be okay. Ideally the weather will be good and you don’t have to worry too much about that, but we’ll see.”
More from Tennis365:
Exclusive – New ITF World Tennis Number set to revolutionise the game around the globe
Britain’s LTA has played a leading role in the development of the new ITF World Tennis Number.
Rafael Nadal following a very ‘specific plan’ following foot injury as he provides fitness update
“You have to be a little cautious, look a little in the medium term.”
WATCH: Tennis’ rooftop stars spend time at Rafa Nadal Academy as Roger Federer keeps his promise
Roger Federer keeps his promise as youngsters spend time at Rafa Nadal Academy.
Stefanos Tsitsipas explains how he dug himself out of the ‘red zone’ to see off Alex de Minaur in Indian Wells
“I had to go through so many difficulties in order to find a solution,” says Tsitsipas.
Andy Murray on tennis’ vaccination dilemma ahead of Australian Open: ‘I hope more players get it done’
“I support vaccination,” says Andy Murray.
Leylah Fernandez’s schedule for rest of 2021 up in the air with only Billie Jean King Cup Finals pencilled in
Leylah Fernandez “very grateful for what has happened this year”.
Aggressive tactics pay off for Victoria Azarenka as she wins ‘high-quality match’ against Jessica Pegula
It’s Victoria Azarenka vs Jelena Ostapenko in the semi-finals.
US Open champion Daniil Medvedev is beaten as Cameron Norrie closes in on remarkable stat
US Open champion Daniil Medvedev crashed out of the BNP Paribas Open.
Rafael Nadal fans getting very excited as images emerge of his return to action
Nadal has taken his first tentative steps back onto the tennis court as he looks to get in shape ahead of the 2022 season
WATCH: Stefanos Tsitsipas and Fabio Fognini in heated exchange as accusations fly
Stefanos Tsitsipas was pushed all the way by Italy’s Fabio Fognini but held on for a 2-6 6-3 6-4 win.