Battle of the Brits could be Jamie and Andy Murray’s last act together in doubles

Andy Murray and Jamie Murray Credit: Alamy

The Brits’ battle in Scotland may be the last time tennis fans see legendary brothers Jamie and Andy Murray play doubles together.

The Murray brothers have carried the torch for Scotland and Great Britain in singles and doubles over the past two decades and they were also part of the British team that won the Davis Cup title in 2015.

Andy has won three Grand Slam singles titles, two Olympic singles matches and is a former world No. 1 while Jamie won seven doubles titles – two men’s doubles and five mixed doubles titles – while he was top of the ATP doubles rankings.

They haven’t played too many doubles matches with their last professional encounters coming in 2016 at the Rio Olympics and the Davis Cup semi-final loss to Argentina.

The duo are set to team up in doubles in the upcoming Battle of the Brits between Scotland and England at the P&J Live Arena in Aberdeen on December 21-22.

When asked by BBC Radio Scotland if this could be their last event together, Jamie replied: “It certainly can.

“I don’t know what his plans are, really. I guess it depends on how he plays, how his body feels.

“It’s not like we had plenty of chances to do that. This was one of the main reasons for organizing the event in the first place.

The brothers are in the twilight of their careers with Jamie turning 37 in February and Andy turning 36 in May.

Jamie slipped to 36th in the doubles rankings, winning just one tournament in 2022 while her last Grand Slam title came in mixed doubles alongside Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States at the 2020 Australian Open .

He is set to team up with New Zealander Mark Venus in the new year and he has no plans to retire just yet.

Jamie added: “I always love going out, playing the best players, playing the biggest tournaments.

“As long as I can keep doing this, I want to do this.”

The Battle of the Brits will begin next Wednesday with Cameron Norrie taking on Jack Draper in the opener before Andy Murray takes on Dan Evans.

Thursday afternoon’s session will see Jamie Murray and Jonny O’Mara take on Joe Salisbury and Neal Skupski in doubles while Andy takes on Draper. The evening session will start with Norrie facing Evans before the Murray brothers play against Salisbury and Skupski.

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