Murray Calls For More Mixed Events

British tennis player Andy Murray. (File Photo: IANS) by .
British tennis player Andy Murray.

LONDON, July 8, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Andy Murray of Britain hits a return during the men's singles third round match against Fabio Fognini of Italy at the Championship Wimbledon 2017 in London, Britain, on July 7, 2017. Murray won 3-1. (Xinhua/Jin Yu/IANS) by .

Former world no.1 Andy Murray has said that tennis is missing a trick by not getting more mixed gender events. Murray is currently taking part in the Battle of the Brits exhibition featuring male and female players.

Murray said that tennis is a sport where both the male and female players have similar stature and the sport should exploit that further.

“The Hopman Cup, for example, was a brilliant event in my opinion,” Murray told British media.

“Putting match-ups in tennis like Serena Williams and Roger Federer on the same court, it is so brilliant for our sport.

“We are able to do that in tennis and I think we should embrace it a little bit more, not necessarily every single week, but at times it would be great. I would like to see Rafa (Nadal) on the court with some of the top female players.”

The Briton also said that he is expecting to see a few upsets to happen whenever tennis returns due to the lack of match time that most players have got amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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