Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray is ready to grant Emma Raducanu’s wish and play mixed doubles with her at Wimbledon. In a conversation with Elle UK, Raducanu said “just once in my life I would love to play doubles with Murray at Wimbledon.”
Murray listened to Raducanu’s comments and had a response that should make the 19-year-old very happy. “I’d love to play Emma at some point. I’m sure we’ll both focus on getting some good individual runs, but yeah, I’d love to do that,” Murray said.
“Last year we talked about it, but we both ended up having good individual runs.”
Murray says Wimbledon will never be an exhibition
In April, Wimbledon imposed bans on Russian and Belarusian players.
The ATP and WTA responded by sanctioning Wimbledon with the removal of qualifying points for this year’s tournament. When asked about Wimbledon, some players revealed that they could skip it and others suggested that this year’s pointless Wimbledon looks like an exhibition match.
Murray reacted furiously to these statements, stressing that Wimbledon will never be an exhibition. “I follow golf very closely and have no idea how many points the winner of the Masters gets,” Murray wrote on Twitter.
“My friends and I love football and none of us know or care how many ranking points a team gets for winning the World Cup. But I could tell you exactly who won the World Cup and the Masters.
I’m willing to bet that most people who see Wimbledon Center Court in a few weeks won’t know how many ranking points a player gets for winning a match in the third round.
But I guarantee you they will remember the winner. Wimbledon will never be an exhibition and will never look like an exhibition. End.” Murray is a two-time Wimbledon champion, having won the tournament in 2013 and 2016.