June 21, 2019
Andy Murray has confirmed his doubles partner for Wimbledon – and he has landed one of the very best.
The much-loved Brit will be teaming up with Pierre-Hugues Herbert, a highly successful Frenchman.
Murray knows that 28-year-old Herbert has already won everything there is to win when it comes to men’s doubles.
And although Andy is playing down his Wimbledon title chances, the pair must have a decent chance of going deep in the tournament this year.
It is just the news that British tennis fans wanted to hear.
Not only is their hero back – but he could potentially be back with a bang at the biggest tournament of them all.
And that is sure to spark Murray Mania once more – just months after we thought a player regarded as a national treasure might never compete again.
Herbert, from Alsace, can only enhance the spectator experience, given his spectacular skills and superb record.
He won the Australian Open doubles title this year with Nicolas Mahut; famous for losing the longest Wimbledon singles match of all time to John Isner.
And when Murray’s new partner landed that title in Melbourne, he completed a “Career Doubles Slam.”
Herbert had won the French Open doubles the previous year and he had already triumphed at the US and Wimbledon.
His win at Wimbledon 2016 again came alongside Mahut, who lit up Roland Garros recently by calling his son out onto the court, win or lose.
Herbert hadn’t even planned on playing Wimbledon 2019.
But he has bought into the emotional Murray comeback adventure; and clearly thinks the journey will be unique at Wimbledon this year.
Meanwhile Murray’s search for the right mixed doubles partner continues, after he was rejected by Ashleigh Barty.
It isn’t that bubbly Barty doesn’t like Murray – it is just that the Aussie has huge commitments already in the singles and women’s doubles tournaments at Wimbledon.
The French Open title winner is a hot favourite for the Wimbledon singles title too.
But we think Murray will certainly be able to find a deeply impressive female doubles partner now that his comeback at Queens has gone so well.
Watch this space. Murray Mania is building momentum with Wimbeldon just around the corner.
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