Andy Murray could face Liverpool tennis star at Wimbledon

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Liverpool-born tennis star Neal Skupski could face Andy Murray in the second round of the men’s doubles at Wimbledon.

Skupski, former world No.1 in doubles, will take to the court tomorrow in the first round of the men’s doubles. The Scouser will hope to make it consecutive victories having been crowned champion last year.

For this tournament, he comes with a new partner, Michael Venus from New Zealand. The pair most recently won back-to-back tour titles, securing the cinch Championship and the Rothesay International Eastbourne trophy. The newly formed team has already proven themselves as a dominant force in doubles tennis.

Skupski now has the chance to face Murray in what the Scot has said will be his final Wimbledon.

Murray has withdrawn from the men’s singles today as he still recovers from surgery he had 10 days ago regarding a back issue. He has said that he still plans to play doubles with his brother Jamie Murray.

Before having the chance to face the Murray brothers, Skupski and Venus must beat their first-round opponents. These are Austrian duo Alexander Erler and Lucas Miedler. In 2024, the European pair have only gone as far as the second round, and that was only once.

The Scouser labels Wimbledon as his favourite tournament. Not only did he lift the Grand Slam title last year with partner Wesley Koolhof, but he also became the first British man to win both the men’s and mixed doubles titles at Wimbledon since 1926. He won seven ATP doubles titles in 2022 alone.

The Murray Brothers face newly formed Australian duo Rinky Hijikata and John Peers. Although Andy will be playing whilst recovering from surgery, partnered with brother Jamie, the pair should comfortably get through to the next stage.

Both duos will play their respective opponents tomorrow. If all goes well, Skupski will face Murray in the Scotsman's final Wimbledon tournament. Even more crucial, the Scouser could make it Murray’s final game at the prestigious event.