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Andy Murray: “Jamie Murray Sleeps With a Toy”

Published 08/13/2019, 2:10 PM EDT


Former world No.1, Andy Murray partnered with his elder brother, Jamie Murray at the Washington Open 2019 in the first week of August. The British pair lost in three sets to Raven Klaasen and Michael Venus in the quarterfinals.

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In a pre-tournament interview at the Cincinnati Masters 2019, Andy Murray revealed a funny secret about Jamie Murray’s sleeping habits. Speaking about his go-to toys as a kid boy, Andy Murray revealed that he does not remember his toy though he remembers his brother, Jamie Murray’s toy. The 32-year-old poked fun on Jamie and divulged that his brother still sleeps with that toy.

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“I can remember the toy that my brother had that he still has now. He had like a monkey called Batman that he used to sleep with like I was his comforter and he still has it now,” Murray revealed to the reporters.

The 3-time Grand Slam champion further added, “I don’t think I had one.”  Andy Murray was further asked whether Jamie Murray brings the toy, “I don’t think so I hope he doesn’t,” Murray smiled and replied. It will be interesting to see how Jamie Murray reacts to his younger brother comments.

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Andy Murray was back on the court at the Western and Southern Open 2019 in Cincinnati, where he played his first singles match since the Australian Open 2019 following his hip resurfacing injury in the last week of January.

However, The Brit lost his first-round match 6-4, 6-4 against Richard Gasquet at the Cincinnati Masters on Monday. He will partner with Feliciano Lopez for the doubles event in Cincinnati. The duo will play the round of 32 match against the No.4 seed team of Horia Tecau and Jean-Julien Roger.

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While Jamie Murray is partnering With his compatriot, Neal Skupski. The British pair will face the No. 5 seed French Pair, Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the round of 16 on Wednesday.

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Starting off as a tennis author in 2018, Varun Khanna has gone on to contribute to EssentiallySports in various capacities. After setting up interviews with the likes of Serena Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou, Alizé Cornet, and Noah Rubin, Varun is now part of all major ATP and WTA press conferences and has gone on to pen more than 1300 articles for EssentiallySports. He now heads the tennis and NBA division of the organization.

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