Murray: 'I did not expect to play Wimbledon mixed with Serena Williams'


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Murray: 'I did not expect to play Wimbledon mixed with Serena Williams'

Andy Murray commented on his choice to pair up with Serena Williams in the Wimbledon mixed doubles draw. The British player said: "(Patrick) Mouratoglou (Serena' coach) played a role in setting up the team. Beforehand I had been speaking to a couple of players about it but I can’t remember what day it was I hit with Bob Bryan, Wed or Thurs over there.

I chatted to him about the mixed and to one or two others about it then sort of debated whether or not to play. Delgy [Jamie Delgado] had had a message from Patrick saying if I was fixed up for doubles, he said no, and then would it be of interest to play with Serena.

We kind of chatted about it for a couple of days. I know she had had a bit of problem with her knee this year and both sides kind of wanted to see how her match went before we did the final part. She felt fine yesterday and I saw her briefly today – she seems like she is up for it!

I think we’ll try to, we spoke a bit about that today. Probably not tomorrow because we are both playing and I’ll practice with Pierre tomorrow then maybe the day after. It’s something that I may never get another chance to do, and potentially I might not play mixed doubles again so if I’m going to do it once the chance to play with her is obviously brilliant and not something expected to happen."