Wimbledon 2019: Jamie Murray out of the men's doubles but wins in the mixed

Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski - beaten on Friday
Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski - beaten on Friday

Andy Murray will not face his brother in the Wimbledon men's doubles after Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski were knocked out in the first round.

The siblings would have met in the third round had both got through their opening two matches.

Mother Judy Murray had said she would rather go to the pub than sit through the "torture" of her sons playing each other.

But Jamie and fellow Brit Skupski were beaten 2-6 7-6 (2) 3-6 6-1 6-4 by Ivan Dodig and Filip Polasek on Court 18, having returned after bad light suspended play the previous evening.

Andy and partner Pierre-Hugues Herbert won their first-round match against Marius Copil and Ugo Humbert on Thursday evening.

They face Franko Skugor and Nikola Mektic in the second round on Saturday.

Murray at least won his mixed doubles opener, with the Scot and American Bethanie Mattek-Sands beating British duo Joe Salisbury and Katy Dunne.

Both Murrays will have to get to the final to meet in the mixed, with Andy's first-round clash alongside Serena Williams postponed until Saturday.

Jamie said of the high-profile couple: "I think it's great for the draw. It's put a lot more spotlight on the mixed doubles draw than perhaps there normally is. I just hope they get out and compete."

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