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Judy Murray 'pretty sure' Andy and Jamie will 'have a crack at Wimbledon doubles title'

Judy Murray: Andy and Jamie will 'have a crack at Wimbledon doubles title'

25/06/2017 at 12:07Updated 25/06/2017 at 12:45

Andy and Jamie Murray may well decide to team up and target a Wimbledon doubles triumph, according to their mother Judy.

Both have won Wimbledon titles, in singles and mixed doubles respectively, and led Britain to Davis Cup glory in 2015 playing together.

Andy has not joined Jamie in the doubles at SW19 due to his singles commitments, but the world number one could yet decide to make a run with his elder brother.

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The sight of her two sons playing doubles together at Wimbledon and targeting a joint title would not come as a surprise at all for Judy, who believes it is likely.

" I'm pretty sure before they get to the end of their careers they're going to have a crack at Wimbledon doubles together."

"At the moment while they're happy and healthy they're quite happy doing their own thing - but I'm pretty sure you'll see them playing Wimbledon together before they end their careers."

Jamie took the Wimbledon mixed doubles title alongside Jelena Jankovic in 2007 and won the Australian Open and US Open with his current partner, Bruno Soares, last year as he reached top spot in the rankings.

Andy, who has Wimbledon titles in 2013 and 2016 to his name, made a doubles appearance at Wimbledon in 2005 alongside fellow Brit David Sherwood but was knocked out in the first round.

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OUR VIEW

It would be huge filip for Wimbledon fans, and doubles in general, if the Murray brothers were to partner for a tilt at the title. With both having already achieved most of their goals in the sport, there would be tremendous interest and attention given to the doubles if they decided to target glory in partnership.

The brothers represented a formidable duo in Britain's victorious Davis Cup run in 2015 and demonstrated that they can work very effectively in tandem. Many tennis fans have longed to see top singles stars take their talents into doubles at the Grand Slams and, if Andy were to take on the additional workload, it could spark a resurgence in popularity in a format which is hugely underappreciated and undervalued.

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