Wimbledon draw: Andy Murray could face brother Jamie Murray in men’s doubles third round
Andy Murray and Pierre-Hugues Herbert will take on Marius Copil and Ugo Humbert in the first round of the men’s doubles at Wimbledon while a mouth-watering third-round clash against Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski is on the cards.
Playing in his first Grand Slam since undergoing hip resurfacing surgery at the end of January, Andy Murray is using the doubles to up his fitness before having a go at the singles later in the year.
The three-time major winner recently won the Queen’s Club doubles alongside Feliciano Lopez and he has admitted that he would love to win the Wimbledon men’s doubles title, but also conceded that it is unlikely to happen.
“I’m feeling good, pretty much pain free and enjoying just training, practising, improving all the time just now,” he said earlier this month.
“I don’t think when Wimbledon finishes that I will just step on to the singles court the following week and everything’s good.
“At this moment I’ve been progressing all of the time. At some stage it’s probably going to plateau for a while before I’m able to kick on.
Murray and Herbert, a four-time Grand Slam doubles winner, could meet sixth seeds Nikola Mektic and Franko Skugor in the second round.
If they come through their first two matches then Jamie Murray and fellow Brit Skupski could await them in the first round.
Jaimie and Skupski, who are seeded 10th, take on Ivan Dodig and partner Filip Polasek in round one.
More from Tennis365:
Tennis Top 10
ATP top 10 prize-money earners in 2020: Novak Djokovic at No 1 with two surprise names on the list
Novak Djokovic sitting pretty at No 1.
WTA to adopt ATP-style categories with events changed to WTA Masters, WTA 500, WTA 250?
Changes in line for WTA categories, according to a report.
Dominic Thiem hopes to emulate his coach and experience ‘incredible’ medal winning emotions at Olympics
Dominic Thiem sets sights on Tokyo Olympics.
British tennis given a boost as the LTA agrees a new partnership with Dunlop
LTA ends challenging year on a high with Dunlop deal.
EXCLUSIVE – Davis Cup captain Leon Smith echoes Andy Murray views as he outlines his vision for tennis in 2021
Leon Smith hopes tennis can return to normal in 2021.
Daniil Medvedev: ‘Inside of me there is a winner that maybe sometimes is a bit childish’
Daniil Medvedev determined to drop the antics.
‘We have so much fun together,’ says Dominic Thiem as he joins Roger Federer at 2021 Laver Cup
“I’m really excited to be a part of Team Europe.”
How ‘skinny guy’ Juan Martin del Potro ‘won’ Diego Maradona’s heart and made football icon ‘very happy’
Maradona shared a special relationship with ‘Martin’.
Big changes confirmed for 2021 Madrid Open as tournament announces ‘well-deserved’ expansion
Madrid Open set for a revamp.
2021 Australian Open set to start on February 1 with players arriving early January – report
Australian Open set to start two weeks later.