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03:15  03 july  2019
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Murray into doubles final at Queen's

Murray into doubles final at Queen's Comeback king Andy Murray and marathon man Feliciano Lopez made it through to the Queen's Club doubles final on Saturday. Credit Cards Are Now Offering 0% Interest Until 2020 Find out more on Finder Ad After reaching the singles final of the Fever-Tree Championships, Lopez took a break of precisely 12 minutes before he walked back onto court with Murray to finish their quarter-final against British duo Dan Evans and Ken Skupski. Fading light had seen play halted the previous evening with Murray and Lopez having taken the first set 6-4 and on serve at 4-5 in the second.

Murray will also play in the men's doubles with Pierre-Hugues Herbert as he builds up his fitness after hip surgery, with the pair facing Ugo Humbert and Marius Copil on Wednesday. Andy Murray says he still wants to play mixed doubles at Wimbledon - and Serena Williams says she is "available".

Andy Murray says he still wants to play mixed doubles at Wimbledon - and Serena Williams says she is "available".

Murray to play alongside Serena© Getty The mixed doubles partnership between Andy Murray and Serena Williams was confirmed on Tuesday

Andy Murray will play alongside Serena Williams in the mixed doubles at Wimbledon, the Scot's management team have announced.

The American and the Scot talked up the idea of joining forces during their pre-tournament press conferences on Saturday.

And after Serena started her quest for an eighth singles title at the All England Club with a straight-sets victory over Giulia Gatto-Monticone, the 37-year-old teased journalists during her post-match press conference.

"I am just going to see how I feel today. I don't know, I am still in the singles mode, figuring that out.

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British tennis ace Andy Murray and US legend Serena Williams are mulling a mixed doubles partnership at this year’s Wimbledon. Murray , 32, recently returned from a lengthy layoff for hip surgery and will be in action in the men’s doubles alongside Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert at the

Andy Murray ’s search for a mixed doubles partner at Wimbledon may be at an end after Serena Williams declared her availability. Whether her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, would countenance a decision to play mixed in addition to her singles is debatable and, as Williams said, her fitness is her

"We'll see. I could use extra matches, though, so could be something. If you guys really want it, then maybe I'll do it. Yeah? All right, done, just for you guys. Don't forget."

Murray is playing alongside Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the men's doubles but is in need of a partner for the mixed, with Williams appearing to be at the front of the queue after several top players, including world No 1 Ashleigh Barty, rejected his offer.

Murray to play alongside Serena© Getty Williams playfully suggested she will team up with him in mixed doubles if the press want them play together But the former world No 1 gave the two-time Wimbledon champion a glowing reference ahead of the mixed doubles draw which is set to take place on Wednesday.

"We're a lot alike on the court, I've always liked that about him," she said. "His work ethic is just honestly off the charts. That's something I've always respected about him. His fitness, everything.

"To do what he's done in an era where there's so many other great male tennis players, so much competition, to rise above it, not many people have done it. He's actually one of the few.

"There's so many things to be admired. Above all, he really stands out, he really speaks up about women's issues no matter what. You can tell he has a really strong woman in his life. I think above all that is just fantastic."

The pair will sign in ahead of the deadline at 11am, thrusting what is traditionally the least heralded of the five main draws firmly into the spotlight.

Long road back to singles competition, says Murray.
Long road back to singles competition, says Murray

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