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Andy and Jamie will play Wimbledon doubles - Judy Murray

January 22 2018, 08:31 | Van Peters

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Jamie won his first title at Queen's in 11 attempts and becomes the second British man to win the doubles at the venue in the Open era after Jeremy Bates achieved the same feat in 1990.

The Scot and Brazilian partner Bruno Soares saw off French pair Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-2, 6-3 to win the trophy and split £100,000 between them.

Andy and Jamie Murray could seek to cap their glittering careers by teaming up to win a Wimbledon doubles title at some point in the future, according to their mother Judy.

Andy Murray today suffered a pre-Wimbledon injury scare forcing him out of his planned warm-up match at the Hurlingham Club.

The 31-year-old Murray said his relationship with Soares has grown over the past 18 months and the duo are looking to finish the season strongly.

His decision to withdraw is described merely as a precaution in the run-up to Wimbledon, an event he won in both 2013 and 2016.

"I'm not rushing to call Andy up and ask him when he wants to play", Jamie said with a smile. Murray also reached the final of Wimbledon with John Peers in 2015.

"Obviously you get to stay at home, I get to see my family, sleep in my own bed and that's nice because obviously as tennis players we are playing all over the world so it is quite rare for us to play a tournament and get to stay at home".

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