Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray has confirmed that he and Serena Williams won't be playing the mixed doubles together at Wimbledon this year. Murray, who hobbled out during his 2017 Wimbledon defeat, hasn't played singles at The Championships since 2017.
Since then, Murray has appeared in both men's doubles and mixed doubles at The All England Club. In 2019, Murray teamed up with Williams for the Wimbledon mixed doubles and the two made the round-of-16 at the event.
"No, I hadn’t planned on it this time,’ Murray said when asked if he and Williams would reunite the Anglo-American pairing on Monday. For the first time since 2017, Murray is set to return to the Wimbledon singles.
Murray, now ranked at No. 119 in the world, received a wildcard for Wimbledon. "Singles is enough for me. Getting through singles matches has proved tough enough the last year or so. So I’ll stick to singles this year," Murray said.
Murray arrived to his press with a creaky voice
"With the voice, I think it is a combination of the game the other night and the family sort of all had a bit of a throaty issue over the last few days as well,’ he added.
‘So I think combination of the two." Murray declined to take a wildcard into this week's ATP event in Eastbourne ahead of Wimbledon. "So, in the build-up to Queen’s I was doing like one hard day, one light day,’ said Murray, 34.
‘That is what the plan is to do this week as well "Practise with Cilic today hopefully at Queen’s – provided the rain stays off for a little bit. Try and play like a couple of sets. Then tomorrow, do less moving and do more specific work.
"And then Wednesday again play sets. Probably, I’ll take one day off between now and the start of the tournament but that’s the plan this week: one hard day, one easy day, try and play as many sets as I can in the build-up."
Murray's family might not attend this year's Wimbledon. ‘I’m not sure exactly what the deal is with that option…I am not sure if it is appropriate for kids and there is not anywhere for them to hang out,’ said Murray ‘Usually when the player lounge is open, they have a crèche and things for the kids.
I’m not sure if that’s the case this year or not. "I’m not sure if they are coming to watch. Maybe my parents will come along. But Kim and the kids, I’m not sure."