Andy Murray To Play Doubles In Washington Next Week

by Staff | July 24th, 2019, 8:24 pm

Following a successful return to tennis on grass, Andy Murray will now test his surgically repaired hip on the hard courts next week in Washington, D.C.

The former No. 1 has taken a wildcard in the doubles event joining brother Jamie on the court. The two have not partnered in an ATP level event since 2016.

“I’m obviously very excited to be on the court with him (Jamie) and also to go back to Washington,” said Andy Murray. “It’s a city I’ve always enjoyed visiting so it should be fun. I’m hoping to have a good summer over in the States, keep progressing physically and hopefully get back on the singles court soon.”

Murray will not compete in the singles draw which will feature Stefanos Tsitsipas, John Isner, Kevin Anderson, Marin Cilic and Kei Nishikori.

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11 Comments for Andy Murray To Play Doubles In Washington Next Week

RZ Says:

Good luck to the Murray brothers!
Other doubles teams playing in DC are Kyrgios-Tsitsipas and Paes-Sock. (Paes isn’t what he used to be, but he’s so much fun to watch)

LILY Says:

Great news! I will be watching….on Amazon Prime.

chrisford1 Says:

2 years ago, Andy was still the #1 Singles player. (till Aug 20 2017)
He chased the other guys for 10 years and finally had taken the #1 spot.
Now the only player who has held the #1 spot in the last 15 years not named Federer, Djokovic or Nadal.
Don’t know where Andy is going in his last years in pro tennis. Goes back to singles? Doesn’t make it back as high but fights the good fight…does make it back? Decides not to do singles but try for a long career util he is 40ish as a doubles player. Has a past #1 doundles player to pair with – his brother.
But I hope whatever happens, he believes he is in a good place before he leaves the active ranks. At least he will never want for money!!

Colin Says:

If Andy is still playing I’ll pay out for another year’s sub to the ATP. Jamie will of course take the lead as he always has, but then he did beat Andy to a slam title, as he will remind his kid brother frequently.

To give an idea how senility is catching up with me, I have somehow managed to lose track of my own age! I was convinced I was 83, but it turns out I’m 84. I’m in the middle of eye surgery to correct cataract and replace the lenses, so I’m watching TV with one eye, which is quite a problem. When I change the dressing on my nice new right eye, I can see much better than before from that optic, so I am waiting impatiently to get the other eye fixed. Wonderful what medical science can do these days, and three cheers for the National Health Service, which so many Americans regard as Communism! Now, alas, we in the UK have our very own mini-Trump running the country, which I can scarcely believe has happened.

j-kath Says:

Chrisford 1: Love your first paragraph re. Andy.

RZ: If Kyrios (+”Sitsip”) face the Murray bros. Kyrios will fool around in a good way because he’s facing Andy with whom he’s always joking – maybe not memorable tennis but will be entertaining.

Colin: Every time I see or read about BORIS the paint in my “family” room turns blue as my memory produces mouthfuls of obscenity which I never knew I knew! He’s now going to anoint himself with a new title – something like “Supreme Lord of Scotland”.

RZ Says:

Colin: good luck with your recovery from surgery. There’s an article that’s been floating around for a couple of years about how tennis players live longer.

J-Kath: That would be fun to see. I just hope Andy has a good time out on the court and gets some more practice in (he definitely had moments of rust during Wimbledon). But he must be doing okay because I don’t see Jamie playing with him just for the sake of it as Jamie is such a competitive doubles player.

RZ Says:

@chrisford1: I expect that Andy will try to get into singles shape in time to defend his Olympic gold medal.

Truth Says:

Cheese Fraud claimed he “dominated the tour” in 2012 when Nadalvic were struggling physically then lost the #1 rank very soon after.
At least Murray had real tennis to be #1. Not propaganda, junk slices, ball bashing and mainly injured Novak to help him.

Colin Says:

RZ, thanks for the good wishes, but did I give the impression I’d played tennis myself. When I was a lad, I played table tennis at the YMCA, and soon found my reflexes were very slow. I knew all the shots (I had a good backhand flick),but I didn’t play them in time!
Public tennis courts are quite expensive, and of course a tennis racket costs rather more than a table tennis bat. Also, there are no ball kids, and I’d be doing lots of retrieving after I’d missed a shot.
Andy and Jamie got off to a fine start in Washington, against good class opposition. I didn’t manage to watch it live, but I just watched the highlights on YouTube. Jamie is great at the net, and Andy’s serve was in good shape, which is usually a sign he’s feeling confident.

j-kath Says:

Thought I’d better join the Andy/Jamie congrat team although I didn’t see the match (it kept being delayed and I gave up). Of all Andy’s shots his serve is the least reliable so glad he found it yesterday.

PS: Am being greedy but must confess I’d rather Andy won another GS rather than another Olympic Gold.

RZ Says:

J-Kath – I’m so with you there. Most likely Andy will end his career without ever having won the Australian Open, which is a huge shame considering how close he has come to that title.

Colin – I’m sure watching tennis counts for something in terms of longevity. :-)

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