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SportAndy Murray and Serena Williams have first mixed doubles match postponed as pair face prospect of fixture pile-up

05:35  06 july  2019
05:35  06 july  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

Murray calls for Wimbledon doubles revamp

Murray calls for Wimbledon doubles revamp Andy Murray believes doubles matches at Wimbledon should be shortened to help encourage more singles players to play. The former world No 1 will make his return to Grand Slam tennis in the doubles as he continues his comeback to competitive action following a hip resurfacing operation in January. Murray, who is partnering Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert, will provide a heightened interest in the doubles, which is played over best of five sets - like in the men's singles - rather than best of three at the other Grand Slams.

Andy Murray and Serena Williams have joined up for the mixed doubles at Wimbledon and face Andreas Mies and Alexa Guarachi in the first round.

Andy Murray and Serena Williams are pictured after winning Wimbledon in 2016. Ever since home hero Murray announced he planned to play the mixed , as well as men's, doubles at his first The deadline for entries to the mixed doubles is Wednesday and Murray left the tantalizing prospect of

Andy Murray and Serena Williams have first mixed doubles match postponed as pair face prospect of fixture pile-up © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Serena Williams (left) and Andy Murray will not play mixed doubles on Friday night

Andy Murray faces the prospect of an even more hectic second week at Wimbledon than expected after his mixed doubles debut alongside Serena Williams was postponed on Friday.

Their much anticipated appearance had to be put off after American teenager Coco Gauff recovered to win her Centre Court that finished at 8:15pm.

With Williams already scheduled to play her third round singles on Saturday at 1pm and suddenly facing an unacceptably late night, the Referee had no option but to remove the all-star duo from the programme.

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The pair are now set to play their first match on Saturday. There’s an inconvenient fence in the way but we believe Murray and Serena are hitting together That means both players will have a fixture pile - up as Murray is involved in men’s doubles while Williams opens the Court One action against

Updated: 3 Jul 2019, 13:55. ANDY MURRAY and Serena Williams have been handed the chance to book a mixed - doubles final date against his Brother Jamie, 33, has twice won the Wimbledon mixed - doubles title and will fancy himself to go a long way this year having teamed up with another

It means that Murray will play both men's and mixed on Saturday, with the latter being fitted into the schedule at some point once the singles matches are out of the way.

In the grander scheme of things he could have to play a maximum eleven matches in nine days. With Sunday a compulsory day off that might amount to considerable fixture congestion.

Since coming back at the Fever Tree Championships at Queen's Club nearly three weeks ago Murray has been introduced to the vagaries experienced every week by doubles players.

This involves being shunted around the programme and being at the mercy of what happens in singles, which always takes precedence. It happened several times at Queen's, when most of his matches went on until the sun was going down mid-evening.

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of all time in Williams . The hugely popular duo will be one of the biggest crowd-draws at The Championships and will offer Heather Watson celebrates match point. Murray will also be playing in the men’s doubles event alongside the French specialist Pierre-Hugues Herbert, having won the

WIMBLEDON, England — After days of coy remarks about the possibility, it has been confirmed that Andy Murray and Serena Williams will be a team in the mixed doubles event at Wimbledon. The two will sign in for the 48-team competition ahead of the 11 a.m. deadline on Wednesday morning

Andy Murray and Serena Williams have first mixed doubles match postponed as pair face prospect of fixture pile-up © Getty Serena Williams and Andy Murray

It is unlikely to have fuelled his appetite for a specialist career in doubles, with all the hanging around that comes with it.

He did at least get on court with Williams yesterday for a 50-minute hit in which they could have worked out basic strategies ahead of their first round against Germany's Andreas Mies and Chile's Alexa Guarachi.

On Saturday he will be back at the All England Club for his double shift, which is expected to begin around 1pm on court Two in the men's doubles second round when he and Pierre Hugues Herbert will take on Nikola Mektic and Franko Skugor, the number six seeds from Croatia.

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Andy Murray and Serena Williams have first mixed doubles match postponed as pair face prospect of fixture pile-up
Andy Murray and Serena Williams have first mixed doubles match postponed as pair face prospect of fixture pile-up
Andy Murray and Serena Williams have first mixed doubles match postponed as pair face prospect of fixture pile-up
Andy Murray and Serena Williams have first mixed doubles match postponed as pair face prospect of fixture pile-up
Andy Murray and Serena Williams have first mixed doubles match postponed as pair face prospect of fixture pile-up
Andy Murray and Serena Williams have first mixed doubles match postponed as pair face prospect of fixture pile-up
Andy Murray and Serena Williams have first mixed doubles match postponed as pair face prospect of fixture pile-up
Andy Murray and Serena Williams have first mixed doubles match postponed as pair face prospect of fixture pile-up
Andy Murray and Serena Williams have first mixed doubles match postponed as pair face prospect of fixture pile-up
Andy Murray and Serena Williams have first mixed doubles match postponed as pair face prospect of fixture pile-up
Andy Murray and Serena Williams have first mixed doubles match postponed as pair face prospect of fixture pile-up
Andy Murray and Serena Williams have first mixed doubles match postponed as pair face prospect of fixture pile-up
Andy Murray and Serena Williams have first mixed doubles match postponed as pair face prospect of fixture pile-up
Andy Murray and Serena Williams have first mixed doubles match postponed as pair face prospect of fixture pile-up
Andy Murray and Serena Williams have first mixed doubles match postponed as pair face prospect of fixture pile-up
Andy Murray and Serena Williams have first mixed doubles match postponed as pair face prospect of fixture pile-up
Andy Murray and Serena Williams have first mixed doubles match postponed as pair face prospect of fixture pile-up
Andy Murray and Serena Williams have first mixed doubles match postponed as pair face prospect of fixture pile-up
Andy Murray and Serena Williams have first mixed doubles match postponed as pair face prospect of fixture pile-up
Andy Murray and Serena Williams have first mixed doubles match postponed as pair face prospect of fixture pile-up
Andy Murray and Serena Williams have first mixed doubles match postponed as pair face prospect of fixture pile-up
Andy Murray and Serena Williams have first mixed doubles match postponed as pair face prospect of fixture pile-up
Andy Murray and Serena Williams have first mixed doubles match postponed as pair face prospect of fixture pile-up
Andy Murray and Serena Williams have first mixed doubles match postponed as pair face prospect of fixture pile-up
Andy Murray and Serena Williams have first mixed doubles match postponed as pair face prospect of fixture pile-up
Andy Murray and Serena Williams have first mixed doubles match postponed as pair face prospect of fixture pile-up
Andy Murray and Serena Williams have first mixed doubles match postponed as pair face prospect of fixture pile-up
Andy Murray and Serena Williams have first mixed doubles match postponed as pair face prospect of fixture pile-up
Andy Murray and Serena Williams have first mixed doubles match postponed as pair face prospect of fixture pile-up
Andy Murray and Serena Williams have first mixed doubles match postponed as pair face prospect of fixture pile-up
Andy Murray and Serena Williams have first mixed doubles match postponed as pair face prospect of fixture pile-up

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