Andy and Jamie Murray awarded Wimbledon wildcard to play Slam together | Tennis | Sport

The All England Club have announced that Andy Murray and Jamie Murray have been awarded the final wildcard entry into this year’s gentlemen’s doubles at Wimbledon.

Andy was hoping to compete in both singles and doubles in what is expected to be his final Wimbledon appearance, but those plans were somewhat scuppered after reaggravating a back issue at Queen’s last week.

The younger Murray brother has been keen to ensure that the problem does not prevent him from competing at Wimbledon though and recently spoke of how he was keen to feature at the competition alongside his brother at least, with his singles entry more significantly in doubt.

The 37-year-old admitted that his back woes meant that he must ‘wait until the last minute’ before making a decision on competing, though the process may have been accelerated as it has been ruled that the Murray brothers have receive a wildcard entry.

Speaking earlier this week, Andy said: “Obviously the last week’s been pretty tough. There’s obviously a lot going on with me planning on finishing at the Olympics. Not every situation and not every injury is clear cut.

“If there was no chance of me being able to play Wimbledon, which I thought was going to be the case a week ago when I’d had my initial consultations and stuff. I was told that this was going to be six to 12 weeks. I wouldn’t be sitting here today just waiting until the last minute to have my name in the draw

“I’m trying everything I can to play, I’m practising on the court, I’m rehabbing and trying to accelerate this process to give myself a chance to play. It has been mentioned to me, are you going to withdraw before the draw at 10am on Friday?

“And I’m like: ‘Well, no, I’m not. I’m going to wait until the last minute to see if I’m going to be able to and I’ve earned that right to do that’.”

It remains to be seen whether Murray encounters any further issues before Wimbledon kicks off, with the Brit keen to bow out in style before hanging up his racquet for the final time.

The pair have competed together previously but this would be the first time that the siblings have linked up at Wimbledon.

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