Andy and Jamie Murray are among the most famous brothers in top level sport and although Jamie is the only one in the family to have so far won a grand slam title (in mixed), they still get on very well as they travel the tennis world. Ever game for a laugh – at the other’s expense if at all possible – they kindly granted The Tennis Space an exclusive audience as they asked each other a series of devilish-ish questions.
In the third part, each Murray brother asks the other: “What’s the best and worst thing about having me as a brother?”
JM: Having to play doubles with me? That’s the worst for him. And that’s the best thing about having him as a brother.
AM: The best thing’s probably when we’re travelling the world that we always have family with us because it can get pretty lonely. That’s always good.
JM: That’s not something that many other people get. It’s rare to have that. At least we’re in the same shoes. Of course he’s playing at a better level of tennis but we’re still playing at the same (general) level, so we can understand each other’s life. Whereas I am sure a lot of other brothers and sisters don’t have that sense of understanding. It’s great to have that support when you’re travelling all the time.
AM: The worst thing for me is losing doubles. For me that’s tough. I want to try to win. The reason it’s the worst part is that doubles stresses me out more than singles, so I’d say that, but it does also give me more enjoyment when I win, too.
JM: The worst part is probably sitting watching his matches in grand slams, semi-finals, finals. You know how hard he’s worked to that point and to get over the line is what he wants to do. Everyone wants that for him and it’s difficult to sit there through that for three or four hours.
AM: Or five.