#ESPN: #AndyMurray calls for more mixed-gender events on #Tennis tours

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Three-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray has said tennis is “missing a trick” by not including more team events involving both men and women on the main tours.

Mixed doubles is currently played only at the four Grand Slams on the professional tennis circuit.

“I think sports miss a bit of a trick with this stuff,” Murray said, who is taking part in the Battle of the Brits exhibition featuring male and female players.

“The Hopman Cup, for example, was a brilliant event in my opinion. The players enjoyed it. I played there a bunch of times and I loved it.”

The inaugural ATP Cup men’s team competition took the Hopman Cup’s Australian Open warm-up slot in 2020 but organisers have said it will return.

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

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