Murray Bothers to Play Doubles in Toronto This Week

rogers cup 2008Andy¬†Murray and brother Jamie Murray will team up together at the Roger’s cup in Toronto this week as they begin their preparation for their Olympic doubles meeting in Beijing next month.

The Scottish duo will take to the court today later on this afternoon, 4pm Eastern time (9pm UK time) in their first round match against French pairing Richard Gasquet and Nicolas Mahut.

Andy Murray’s last singles win was against Richard Gasquet in that epic back from the dead 4th round performance at Wimbledon, before Murray was outplayed by Nadal in the quarter finals. Since that match Gasquet has played and won a clay tournament in Stuttgart whilst Murray opted to rest ahead of a busy hard court season.

andy and jamie murrayThough Andy Murray does not play doubles on a regular basis, he is no stranger the game, he has competed in four doubles event this year so far with 3 wins out 7 matches and is a regular in the Davis cup doubles rubber.

Earlier this summer, he partnered long time friend Daniel Vallverdu at Queen’s Club and actually won their first round match against Richard Gasquet and Nicolas Mahut, they same team that Jamie and Andy will meet today. It was a close match that day in June with Murray and Vallverdu winning 4-6 7-5 10-4.

Andy and Jamie have not played together this year yet, but they did play 4 tournaments last year, winning 3 out of 7 matches, though won loss was due to a retirement from an injury to Andy Murray.