Andy Murray and Pierre-Hugues Herbert's first round opponents in the Wimbledon doubles draw have been drawn. They will face the Romanian Marius Copil, who reached the last year's Basel final losing to Roger Federer, and Herbert's compatriot, the Frenchman Ugo Humbert.
In the second round Murray and Herbert would face Ricardas Berankis and Marton Fucsovics or Nikola Mektic and Franko Skugor. Murray and Herbert would then potentially meet Andy's brother Jamie and Neal Skupski in the third round.
"I hope I don't face Andy in the first round", said Jamie some days ago. On how it feels to partner up with a doubles player, in Eastbourne Murray said: "I don't care whether they take me seriously as a doubles player or not, to be honest (smiling).
I'll give them good matches, I'm sure when I play against them. And, yeah, we'll see. I mean, maybe they'll be sort of scouting and stuff. And the more doubles matches I play, I guess, they'll start to see more patterns of play and things.
But I think it happens sometimes in doubles it's easy to overanalyze things a little bit. You know, a lot of it is sort of quick reaction, you know, not easy to prepare for that. Some days, because of the way that guys move up at the net, you could hit a perfect return crosscourt one week and the guy at the net moves the other way and you win the point, and then the next week they move the opposite way and you lose the point.
That's kind of how it works a bit in doubles. Things need to go your way a little bit, as well."