Andy Murray unveils career Grand Slam winner as Wimbledon doubles partner
Andy Murray has finally revealed his Wimbledon plans after confirming he will partner Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the doubles.
The three-time Grand Slam winner made a strong return to action after almost two years of struggle against a hip injury, as he and Feliciano Lopez beat top seeds Robert Farah and Juan Sebastian Cabal at Queens.
However, Murray’s Wimbledon plans have been the most eagerly anticipated, but the wait is now over.
“[Herbert] is a brilliant doubles player,” Murray told BBC Sport.
“He hadn’t planned on playing doubles at Wimbledon this year. In the last couple of weeks he chatted with his coach and thought it would be a nice opportunity.
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“I told him my expectations are pretty low and it worked itself out.”
Murray’s older brother Jamie had already ruled out partnering him at Wimbledon, saying he needed to pick a player who he feels he can win it with right now.
Nick Kyrgios had also rued out a pairing, joking he was not willing to ‘carry’ Murray.
Herbert, though, is a pedigree choice for Andy Murray given he has won a career slam in doubles competitions. That means he already has a Wimbledon title to his name after he and Nicolas Mahut got their names of the coveted trophy in 2016.
Mahut has started to wind down his career a little now, but Herbert is still ranked sixth in the world as a doubles competitor.
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