Andy Murray made a triumphant come back to Wimbledon as he and Pierre-Hugues Herbert moved into the second round of the men’s doubles.
Two-time Wimbledon singles champion Murray paired up with Frenchman Herbert to beat Marius Copil and Ugo Humbert 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-0 at the All England Club.
Murray, who is additionally contending in the mixed draw with Serena Williams, missed a year ago’s Championships because of injury and has decided to just play doubles as he proceeds with his return from the hip surgery he experienced in January.
The Briton made a successful return at Queen’s preceding the London Grand Slam – he won the men’s doubles close by Feliciano Lopez – and, following his most recent doubles win, expressed his hip was without pain, despite the fact that there was a little stiffness in his back.
There was, be that as it may, a change he saw as he walked off from Court No. 1.
“It just feels different than what it did before,” Murray said afterward. “I don’t know if that will change over time or if it will stay the same. But I don’t have huge expectations. I just want to go out, enjoy the match, give the best effort of what I’ve got. If I do that, then that’s fine.
“Winning is nice, but it’s not the most important thing, which maybe it used to be. Now it’s not, which so far feels nice and just a little bit different, a little bit more relaxing, a little bit more sort of stress-free. I still get the nerves, and still want to go out there and do well, obviously.”
An arrival to singles competition is on the plan for Murray, something he expectations happens within the near future. Be that as it may, until further notice, doubles is the main focus.
Just his mom, Judy, likely won’t watch. Sibling Jamie was on court (likewise contending in the men’s doubles) in the meantime and there was just going to be one champ.
“Jamie is the number one son, so … he used to get all the good presents. I kind of got like the hand-me-downs always since we were young, so I’m used to that,” Murray joked.