Andy Murray names Wimbledon doubles partner after remarkable injury return at Queen's

Much speculation had surrounded who Murray will play alongside at his home Grand Slam.

And he has this evening revealed Frenchman Herbert will be his new team-mate.

The wise selection signals Murray’s intent to go on and challenge for the title at the All England Club.

Herbert has won every Grand Slam title in the doubles draw, most recently securing the Australian Open title alongside Nicolas Mahut in January.

Murray also confirmed he will be playing in the mixed doubles at Wimbledon, although he has yet to choose his partner.

“I’m playing with Pierre-Hugues Herbert, and, yeah, that’s my plan, yeah,” Murray said.

“It’s a long story, really. Long story, but, yeah, basically, my coach saw him a little while ago and told him that, you know, that I might be playing doubles at Wimbledon.

“He had said to my coach he wasn’t going to be playing doubles at Wimbledon.

“He was going to concentrate on singles at the French Open and Wimbledon, so he was not going to be playing doubles.

“And then, yeah, I can’t remember exactly how long, but a couple of weeks ago, kind of had got in touch. He’d sort of said, well, you know, maybe I would play, like, didn’t expect he might play with me at Wimbledon?

“And then, yeah, I’m assuming he spoke with his team and thought, you know, it might be a nice thing to do, and that was kind of how it came about.”

The former world No 1 completed his injury return at Queen’s Club, playing in the doubles draw with Feliciano Lopez.

The pair pulled off a shock result, too, beating top seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah 7-6(5), 6-3.

“I told myself I was going to regardless of what happened. I spoke a bit about that with, you know, my coach and my team, like, regardless of the result, like, you need to make sure you enjoy this, because a few months ago I had no clue whether I’d be back playing on a court,” Murray said.

“And to feel as well as I did there – not perfect, you know, in terms of, like, everything, like my movement and things, but pain-free and stuff, I mean, yeah, I enjoyed it.

“You know, Feli played extremely well, too, which helped. Obviously nice to win. But for me, that wasn’t the No 1 priority today.”