Andy & Jamie Murray To Team Up In Washington Doubles
Cabal/Farah, Bryans will also appear at ATP 500 event
Andy and Jamie’s most recent appearance as a doubles team came in the 2016 David Cup World Group semi-finals, where they defeated Juan Martin del Potro and Leonardo Mayer in four sets. The Murray brothers own two ATP Tour doubles trophies as a team, following title runs at Valencia in 2010 and Tokyo in 2011.
“I am going to be competing in Washington next week in the doubles with my brother Jamie,” said Murray on Twitter. “[I am] obviously very excited to be on the court with him and also to go back to Washington. It is a city I have always enjoyed visiting, so it should be fun. [I am] hoping to have a good summer over in the States, keep progressing physically and hopefully get back on the singles court soon.”
The 32-year-old’s fourth men’s doubles appearance of the 2019 season is the latest step in his recovery from a second right hip surgery on 28 January. The former singles World No. 1 missed five months of the season before returning to action at the Fever-Tree Championships, where he lifted the doubles trophy alongside Feliciano Lopez. Murray also appeared at the Nature Valley International with Marcelo Melo and Wimbledon with Pierre-Hugues Herbert in men’s doubles and Serena Williams in mixed doubles.
Jamie Murray is bidding to lift his second straight title in the American capital. The 23-time tour-level titlist claimed the 2018 crown alongside Bruno Soares of Brazil. Soares also returns to the tournament alongside Mate Pavic of Croatia.
Joining the Murray brothers in the draw will be the first-time pairing of Stefanos Tsitsipas and Nick Kyrgios. World No. 6 Tsitsipas and five-time tour-level titlist Kyrgios have never met in singles action, but are scheduled to share the same side of the court in Monday’s evening session, pending the doubles draw on 26 July.
Also competing for the trophy will be Wimbledon champions Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah. The Colombian duo, which leads the ATP Doubles Race to London, has lifted four tour-level trophies this season. Four-time champions Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan will be aiming to capture the trophy for the first time since 2015.