Andy Murray could face brother Jamie on Wimbledon return
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Andy Murray could face brother Jamie on Wimbledon return

28 June 2019 / 11:57

Two-time Olympic champion Andy Murray has been placed on collision course with his brother Jamie as the former World number one returns to Wimbledon in the men’s doubles.

The 32-year-old, who took a sabbatical from the court before undergoing hip surgery in January, and his partner Pierre-Hugues Herbert have been pitted against fellow unseeded duo Marius Copil and Ugo Humbert in round one.

But Murray could end up taking on his brother Jamie – twice a mixed doubles winner at Wimbledon – and Neal Skupski, who play Ivan Dodig and Filip Polasek in the first round.

Murray, Wimbledon men’s singles champion in both 2013 and 2016, won the men’s doubles title at Queen’s alongside Feliciano Lopez earlier this month.

Meanwhile, British number one Johanna Konta could be in line for another Grand Slam meeting with Sloane Stephens following the women’s singles draw.

Konta, a Wimbledon semi-finalist in 2017, defeated former US Open champion Stephens in the quarter-finals of the French Open earlier this year and the duo could meet in the third round at SW19.

Konta, 28, will begin her 2019 campaign against Romania’s Ana Bogdan next Tuesday.

Elsewhere in the women’s singles draw, Konta’s Fed Cup teammates Heather Watson, Harriet Dart, and Katie Swan will all also be in action.

Watson, a mixed doubles winner at Wimbledon in 2016, will take on 17-year-old Caty McNally in the first round whilst Dart also has been handed an American opponent in Christina McHale.

And Swan has been pitted against Germany’s Laura Sigemund.

In the men’s singles, Kyle Edmund, who is seeded 30th, will play Spaniard Jaume Munar in the first round on Monday.

Edmund could meet Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas, who reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open earlier this year, in round three.

Paul Jubb has been drawn against world No.66 Sousa in his first Wimbledon match and could pit his wits against 2017 finalist Marin Cilic if he reached the second round whilst Cam Norrie will play Denis Istomin in the first round.

Elsewhere, James Ward will take on Nikoloz Basilashvili, Dan Evans will play Federico Delbonis and Jay Clarke faces Noah Rubin.

Away from the Murrays in the men’s doubles draw, Liam Broady and Scott Clayton face French pair Nicolas Mahut and Édouard Roger-Vasselin while Evans and Lloyd Glasspool take on and Leonardo Mayer and Joao Sousa.

British players Norrie and Dom Inglot will face off against each other in the first round, paired by Munar and Austin Krajicek respectively while Evan Hoyt and Luke Johnson test their mettle against Fernando Verdasco and Pablo Andujar.

In the women’s doubles, Swan and Freya Christie meet Maria Martinez Sanchez and Sara Sorribes Tormo while Dart, who is partnered by Katy Dunne, will take on Chan Hao-ching and Latisha Chan.

And Sarah Grey and Eden Silva will meet Sorana Cirstea and Galine Voskoboeva.