Published On: Sat, Jun 22nd, 2019

Andy Murray reacts to Maria Sharapova Wimbledon mixed doubles offer | Tennis | Sport

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Murray booked his place in the Queen’s Club final alongside Feliciano Lopez this evening with a thrilling victory over Henri Kontinen and John Peers.

The Scot is using the Fever-Tree Championships, along with the Eastbourne International next week, to prepare for Wimbledon, where he aims to play the doubles and mixed doubles.

A host of WTA stars have offered up their services to play alongside the three-time Grand Slam winner at his home event.

Sharapova was one of the biggest names to throw her hat in the ring when she went public on Twitter yesterday.

But Murray confirmed no official approach has been made and hinted it would not be accepted if there was one.

“I mean, I haven’t given it lots of thought, really,” Murray said.

“She’s obviously done some – I think she maybe won mixed at US Open once? Did she? I don’t know. Did she not win it? No, she didn’t?

“I think we played once together in the IPTL before, and I don’t remember us playing particularly well together.”

Murray and Sharapova traded words two years ago when the Russian was slapped with a 15-month ban for doping.

The former world No 1 was asked if her controversial past could play a part in his decision process.

“I mean, possibly,” he replied.

“But like I say, I haven’t given it – I haven’t given it a whole lot of thought.

“But at the time I said what I felt. I still feel the same way about those things, and that’s never going to change.”

Murray is expecting to formally name a female partner next week.

“I personally haven’t spoken to anyone yet since the other day,” he said.

“I probably in the next, I guess probably by beginning to middle of next week I’ll – we chatted briefly about it this morning with the guys, because my coach had a few, you know, messages from players, and then, you know, a few people have said stuff online, but I haven’t actually spoken to anyone since.”



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