‘It didn’t go particularly well!’ Andy Murray reveals teething problems with Wimbledon doubles partner Pierre-Hugues Herbert after practice session
- Andy Murray stated doubles practice with Pierre-Hugues Herbert didn’t go well
- Murray and Herbert will take on Marius Copil and Ugo Humbert in men’s doubles
- Murray added he’d have no qualms if he was to face his brother Jamie
Andy Murray has admitted that his doubles practice with Pierre-Hugues Herbert ‘didn’t go particularly well’.
However, Murray stressed that he would have no qualms if he was to face his brother Jamie at Wimbledon.
Speaking about Herbert, Murray said: ‘I’ve messaged him a few times over the last week or so, and we got to practise yesterday with each other. It didn’t go particularly well, but he’s a great guy.’
Andy Murray admitted that practice with Pierre-Hugues Herbert didn’t go particularly well
Murray and Herbert will take on Marius Copil and Ugo Humbert in the first round of the men’s doubles.
Asked about the possibility of facing his brother Jamie later in the tournament, Murray said: ‘I think that I’d be able to deal with [playing Jamie] okay, but I can see how it would be an awkward situation.
‘If someone offered us the chance 10 years ago to play against each other on Centre Court in doubles, we would have bitten your hand off.’
Andy Murray would have no qualms about facing his brother Jamie in the men’s doubles
Murray added: ‘I’m just enjoying hitting a tennis ball around without any pain in my hip.’
Herbert wasn’t initially planning to play in the doubles at Wimbledon, but revealed that Murray’s coach Jamie Delgado approached him.
Herbert said: ‘It’s quite a long story, Jamie Delgado came to me in Madrid, far back, and he’d just came out of surgery. He was planning to play some doubles and he asked me. I was planning to not play doubles, but I changed my mind.
Speaking about Murray, Herbert was full of praise. He said: ‘He’s an amazing guy. A great tennis player, but also a great team guy.
The Frenchman is evidently relishing the chance to learn from such a talented player.
He said: ‘I’ll try to bring a good level of tennis on my side, but I think he’s an expert too, even though he didn’t win a Grand Slam in doubles. For sure, maybe I’m going to give him some advice, but he’s going to give me some too.’
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