Andy Murray's farewell: Doubles defeat at Wimbledon with brother Jamie

Thursday, 04 July 2024 at 21:46
Andy Murray and his brother Jamie were defeated in the former world No. 1’s return to Wimbledon. The British brothers had an exciting match against the Australian duo of Rinky Hijikata and John Peers, but could not secure the victory, losing 6-7(2), 4-6.
Under the watchful eye of their mother Judy, the 2-time Wimbledon champion took to the court alongside his brother during his final appearance at SW19. Murray's time at Wimbledon is not over yet, as he will play the first round of the mixed doubles with Emma Raducanu on Friday.

Murray brothers fall as Andy nears Wimbledon retirement

It’s rare for Centre Court to host doubles matches, but the Murray brothers’ match generated excitement among fans as British tennis legend Andy prepares for his retirement. The 2-time Wimbledon champion underwent surgery to remove a spinal cyst two weeks ago, but did not fully recover in time for the singles draw.
Nevertheless, Andy wanted to compete at Wimbledon one more time and received wildcards for the men’s doubles and mixed doubles events. In front of a packed court, the British duo kept a tight match with the Australian pair, both exceeding 80% of points won on first serve. In fact, there were no breaks, and the set was decided in a tie-break. Hijikata and Peers took advantage of two mini-breaks to gain the lead, winning the tie-break 7-6(6).
At the start of the second set, the Murray brothers saved three break points before taking their first break in the second game to take the lead. Unfortunately for the Brits, they could not hold their serve in the following game, allowing Hijikata and Peers to level the match.
In the seventh game, the Australians secured their second break of the set, gaining the definitive advantage to close out the set. Without any trouble on serve, the Australian pair won the match 7-6(6), 6-4.

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