Murray brothers start doubles challenge in big day for Scots at Wimbledon

Cameron Norrie and Jacob Fearnley are also in action in SW19.

Andy and Jamie Murray will play on centre court as they begin their doubles challenge at Wimbledon.

In what’s to be two-time singles champion Andy’s last year competing at the All England Club, he’ll pair up with brother Jamie for what is certain to be an emotional occasion as they play their first match together at a grand slam

The Murray brothers won’t have it easy when they take on Rinky Hijikata and John Peers but they do have a flawless record when they have played as a doubles pairing in the David Cup.

Adny says he’s looking forward to the challenge but will be more focused on the game than the occasion.

“Getting the opportunity to play with Jamie here will be special and I’ll make the most of it,” the 37-year-old said ahead of their match.

“It’s easier said than done to just enjoy it when you’re out there because you’re competing, concentrating and trying to win the match.

“Hopefully we can have a good run.”

The Murrays aren’t the only Scots in action on Thursday, with one of the next generation facing a huge match.

Jacob Fearnley is a relative unknown but the 22-year-old from Edinburgh broke into the top 300 in the world when he won the Nottingham Open last month.

That earned him a Wimbledon wildcard and his win over Spanish qualifier Alejandro Moro Canas lined up a meeting with Novak Djokovic on centre court this afternoon.

And there’s another huge match with Scottish interest as Cameron Norrie looks to continue a run to form when he takes on fellow Brit Jack Draper.

Norrie has said it will be strange taking on one of his friends from the tour but will face a tough challenge, as Draper is in form and defeated Carlos Alcaraz at Queen’s as he prepared for Wimbledon.

As expected, there’s huge demand for tickets, with everyone keen to see Murray in particular as he enjoys his farewell to a venue that’s given him some of the best moments of his storied career.

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