Jamie Murray - Wimbledon 2023

‘They wanna kill us’ – Murray worried about future of tennis format

Seven-time major winner Jamie Murray says he feels like tennis is ‘trying to kill’ doubles tennis and he fears for its future.

Murray has been a doubles specialist through his career, winning multiple Grand Slams in both the men’s doubles and the mixed doubles.

He also has a Davis Cup winners’ medal and was a doubles world number one at the peak of his career.

He is now transitioning into tennis administration, and he was announced as the new tournament director at Queen’s this year.

However, he says he sense doubles tennis is being devalued and he is attempting to take action to make some changes that he believes can give the format a new lease of life.

“I feel doubles is losing its purpose or value on the Tour,” Murray said.

“I don’t know what the outcome will be, but I think it’s not a great path we’re going down now because it feels like some people wanna kill us.

“It just feels like it’s slowly going downhill and eventually, people are just like ‘It sucks, we don’t need it. It just doesn’t do anything for us.’

“Whereas, actually, with a bit of care and attention, you could elevate it and bring more value to the Tour.

“I sent a document to them with all the issues I see and things that don’t cost money to change.”

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Michael Graham, Editor, has been a professional sports journalist for his whole career and is especially passionate about tennis. He's been the Editor of for over 5 years and loves watching live tennis by visiting as many tournaments as possible. Michael specialises in writing in-depth features about the ATP & WTA tours.