Andy Murray falls in men’s doubles at Wimbledon

League: Tennis

Posted on: 05 Jul, 2024 at 12:35 AM

Credit: Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports

Andy Murray was knocked out of the Wimbledon men's doubles competition Thursday in London, leaving him one more chance to win some matches at the All England Club.

Murray, 37, has said he is playing at Wimbledon for the final time. He already had to pull out of the singles draw as he continues to recover from surgery to remove a spinal cyst.

The two-time Wimbledon singles champ played doubles with his older brother Jamie Murray and lost 7-6 (6), 6-4 to Rinky Hijikata and John Peers of Australia in the first round.

Andy Murray told the BBC it was "really special" to team with his brother at Wimbledon for the first time.

"Jamie's usual partner was playing with Neal Skupski, so he asked me," he said. "Obviously it was a bit of a race against time to try and get out here, and physically it wasn't easy today, but I'm glad we were able to get out here and do this one time together."

There's still the mixed doubles competition. Murray entered that draw with Great Britain's Emma Raducanu as his partner. The competition begins Friday, with Marcelo Arevalo of El Salvador and Shuai Zhang of China facing Murray and Raducanu in the first round.

Murray also plans to compete at the Paris Olympics later this summer, expected to be his final appearance before retiring from the game.

--Field Level Media