Washington Open: Andy Murray to partner with brother JamieLast updated on Jul 24, 2019, 08:00 pm
After returning back to the tennis court post a hip surgery, tennis ace Andy Murray is all set to partner with his brother Jamie in the upcoming Washington Open.
Murray underwent a surgery in January 2019 and has been playing doubles events since making a return.
After suffering early exit at Wimbledon, Murray is keen to perform well.
Jamie is an outstanding doubles player
Murray will partner with his 33-year-old elder brother Jamie.
Jamie is an established star in the doubles category.
He pocketed two men's doubles Grand Slam honors in 2016.
He has also won four mixed doubles Grand Slam titles.
Jamie zoomed to victory at the Washington doubles last year with ex-partner Bruno Soares.
This time he will look to get the job done with Andy.
'Andy wanted to play with his brother'
"They called us and said Andy really wanted to come back to DC and wanted to play doubles with his brother. We're putting a real focus on doubles at the event" said Mark Ein, tournament manager to the BBC.
Murray's show in men's doubles since return from surgery
In May 2019, Murray was offered a wildcard to play at Queen's Club.
The 31-year-old three-time Grand Slam champion went on to stun one by winning the doubles with Spain's Feliciano Lopez.
The performance helped him gain confidence as he shifted his focus to Wimbledon.
He partnered Pierre-Hugues Herbert, but they suffered an exit in the second round.
Wimbledon: Murray and Serena lost in the third round
Murray also took part in the mixed doubles at the All England Club with veteran Serena Williams. The star pair managed to reach the third round. They lost 3-6, 6-4, 2-6 to Bruno Soares of Brazil and Nicole Melichar of the United States.
Murray will not play singles at US Open
Scotsman Murray had a hip resurfacing operation in London in January this year.
The star had stated earlier that he is now pain-free. But, he was only hitting balls from a stationary position leading up to Queen's.
He has ruled out playing singles at next month's US Open and felt that he needs up to 18 months in order to make a comeback.