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Men’s Tennis Murray expects to team up with his brother in Wimbledon doubles

ANDY MURRAY is expected to team up with brother Jamie to play doubles at Wimbledon, it was reported today.

Three-time major winner Andy Murray revealed in February that he intended to retire later this year and he could now make his final appearance at SW19 alongside his sibling.

Doubles-specialist Jamie Murray expressed his desire to play with brother Andy at Wimbledon during an interview last week and the duo are likely to enter the doubles event at the All England Club, the PA news agency understands.

Andy Murray, a two-time singles winner at Wimbledon, has shifted his focus to playing more doubles matches in recent months after he indicated it was an ambition to compete at another Olympics, which could be the case at the Paris Games later this summer.

The 37-year-old, who only returned from an ankle injury in May, played doubles with fellow Briton Dan Evans at the French Open but they exited in the first round.

A decision now appears to have been made for the Murray brothers to team up at Wimbledon and reprise their 2015 Davis Cup-winning doubles partnership.

It could result in Murray’s swansong in SW19 being alongside his brother Jamie, with the latter stages of the men’s doubles to be held during the second week of Wimbledon.

Murray will begin his grass-court preparations tomorrow when he faces Marcos Giron in the first round of the Stuttgart Open.

Meanwhile, it has been announced that Australian duo Nick Kyrgios and Ash Barty will join BBC Sport to provide analysis and commentary at Wimbledon this summer.

A BBC statement read: “Australian tennis stars Nick Kyrgios and Ash Barty are joining BBC Sport to provide unique expert analysis and commentary from the oldest tennis tournament in the world, no doubt drawing from their own experiences battling for the prestigious trophy over the years.”

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