“One of the Best” – Brother Recalls Playing With Andy Murray Following His 2020 Tokyo Olympics Call Up

Published 07/19/2021, 4:42 AM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 28, 2021 Britain’s Andy Murray celebrates winning his first round match against Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili REUTERS/Paul Childs


Britain’s Jamie Murray will soon step on the tennis court at the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics, making it his fourth appearance at the tournament. Brother of Andy Murray, he was called up to represent Great Britain in the men’s doubles category after fellow teammate Dan Evans was forced to withdraw from the tournament.

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Ahead of the tournament, Jamie reflected upon his childhood days, playing alongside his brother, Andy Murray.

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Even as kids, the iconic pair was one of the best teams on-court. He said, “There’s not really been any rivalry since we were, like, 16 or 17 years old.” 

“The best in our age group” – Jamie Murray

The Murray brothers have been one of the most successful men’s doubles teams in the sport. More than a decade ago, they officially partnered for the first time in 2005. However, their joint relationship with the court goes way beyond that.

“We obviously grew up a similar age and played each other loads in junior tournaments because we were always some of the best in our age group,” Jamie said.

 

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Unfortunately, excited fans will have to settle for disappointment this year, as the duo will not be teaming up at the Tokyo Olympics. Jamie will pair up with Neal Skupski while Andy Murray and Joe Salisbury will play as partners.

This will be the first time that they will not play together at an Olympics event. Nevertheless, fans can enjoy the iconic duo as they will team up for the Battle of the Brits at the end of the year. Until then, all eyes will turn to the Summer Olympic Games.

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Disappointment for Andy Murray at the 2021 Wimbledon Championship

Andy Murray stole the show with his return to the sport after a prolonged injury. He suffered a career-threatening hip injury that saw him rest out for more than a year.

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The crowd was up on their feet as vintage Andy made his comeback at the 2021 Wimbledon Championship. It was an emotional welcome from the audience as a passionate Andy won his first-round match. Ecstatic and excited, fans cheered on every shot that left his racquet. However, the dream return soon met its reality.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 30, 2021 Britain’s Andy Murray celebrates winning his second round match against Germany’s Oscar Otte REUTERS/Toby Melville

Unfortunately, the former World No. 1 was eliminated shortly after his first-round victory. The 34-year-old struggled to keep up with his opponent’s pace and bowed out of the tournament in disappointing style. However, fans hope that they will soon witness the veteran at the Summer Olympics as he goes for Gold yet again.

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Melroy Joseph Fernandes is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. A Mass Media graduate, Melroy has been a content writer for the past 6 years, curating stories for several brands, starting from his own. At the age of 17, Melroy began his writing Journey with Team BIB, an event management company for everything Art and Entertainment.

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