December 4, 2020

Andy Murray requires extra mixed-gender occasions on essential excursions – tennis

Tennis is “lacking a trick” by not together with extra workforce occasions involving each women and men on the primary excursions, three-times Grand Slam winner Andy Murray has mentioned.

Combined doubles is at the moment performed solely on the 4 Grand Slams on the skilled tennis circuit.

“I believe sports activities miss a little bit of a trick with these items,” mentioned Murray, who’s participating within the Battle of the Brits exhibition that includes female and male gamers.

“The Hopman Cup, for instance, was an excellent occasion in my view. The gamers loved it. I performed there a bunch of instances and I beloved it.”

The inaugural ATP Cup males’s workforce competitors took the Hopman Cup’s Australian Open warm-up slot in 2020 however organisers have mentioned it should return.

“Placing match-ups in tennis like Serena Williams and Roger Federer on the identical court docket, it’s so sensible for our sport,” Murray advised British media.

“We’re ready to try this in tennis and we must always embrace it just a little bit extra, not essentially each single week however at instances it might be nice. I want to see Rafa (Nadal) on the court docket with a number of the prime feminine gamers.

“After I watched Roger and Serena enjoying, it was nice. They had been into it and I’m positive they loved it as effectively.”

Murray mentioned there was alternatives for different sports activities to embrace mixed-gender occasions.

“Golf is one other sport the place I believe it might be fascinating to see a combined Ryder Cup occasion,” he mentioned.

“Once more it’s a sport the place they can do it and so they simply miss out just a little bit. I do assume individuals actually get pleasure from watching it, and the gamers prefer it too.”