“Singles Is Enough”: Andy Murray Dismisses the Hopes of Reunion With Serena Williams at Wimbledon Championships 2021

Published 06/21/2021, 12:32 PM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – July 06: Andy Murray of Great Britain and Serena Williams of the United States celebrate their victory during their match against Fabrice Martin of France and Raquel Atawo of the United States in the Mixed Doubles Second Round match on Centre Court during the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on July 6th, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)


Former world number one three-time grand slam champion Andy Murray, who made a comeback on the grass courts at Queen’s Club this year, lost to Matteo Berrettini in the second round.

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Murray has been trying to make his mark on the ATP tour ever since his recovery from hip replacement. But, with numerous young talents proving their mettle on-tour, it has become impossible for the Brit to dig deep in tournaments.

Tennis – ATP 500 – Queen’s Club Championships – Queen’s Club, London, Britain – June 17, 2021 Britain’s Andy Murray in action during his quarter-final match against Italy’s Matteo Berrettini Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs

However, Murray managed to win a title at Antwerp as he defeated Stan Wawrinka in the finals. Even this year, the three-time grand slam champion reached the finals of a challenger event in Italy.

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While there were mixed results so far for Andy Murray, he will head into Wimbledon with least expectations. In 2019, Murray didn’t play the singles event but played both doubles and mixed doubles at SW19.

Andy Murray decides against playing mixed-doubles at Wimbledon along with Serena Williams

Partnered with the Frenchman Pierre-Hughes Herbert, the duo lost in the second-round. However, the Brit’s pairing with Serena Williams in mixed-doubles resulted in a blockbuster combination as the players provided great entertainment for fans.

Both Murray and Serena reached the third-round, where they were defeated by the then top seeds Bruno Soares and Nicole Melichar. In a sad news for fans, the Brit announced that he won’t be partnering with Serena Williams at Wimbledon this year as his sole concentration was playing singles.

No, I hadn’t planned on it this time. Singles is enough for me. Getting through singles matches has proved tough enough the last year or so. So I’ll stick to singles this year”, said Murray.

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Murray is currently practicing on the courts at Queen’s Club Championships. Even during the tournament, the Brit was seen hitting a few balls with the young Italian Jannik Sinner.

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Even though the Brit is not in his best form going into Wimbledon, the Centre Court will be packed with loyal fans as they root for their two-time champion to win as many matches as possible.

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Sagar Ashtakoula

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Sagar Ashtakoula is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He has been following the sport since 2007. Having developed an interest in creating content, he mixed his passion for writing with his love for tennis for 2 years at SportsKeeda before joining the tennis team at EssentiallySports.

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