Andy Murray Joins Wimbledon BBC Sport Commentary Team, Hopes To Return To Play In August
Andy Murray announced on Monday that he will join BBC Sport’s commentary and match analysis team for Wimbledon starting Tuesday.
The 33-year-old Scotsman, a two-time Wimbledon champion, pulled out of the tournament the night before it started, citing a desire to prolong his recovery from a hip injury. Murray added that he wishes to return to play in August for the U.S. hard-court circuit.
“Live at the BBC studio tomorrow with Tim Henman and trying my hand at commentary,” he wrote on Twitter. “What could possibly go wrong?”
After the men’s quarterfinals start on Wednesday, Murray will switch from being a studio analyst to a box commentator. Roger Federer and 17-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal have both reached the last eight round this year. Nadal hadn’t advanced this far at the All England Club since 2011. Federer will next play South African eighth-seed Kevin Anderson, and Nadal — the World No. 1 — will face either Argentine No. 5 seed Juan Martin del Potro or Frenchman Gilles Simon.
On the women’s side, Serena Williams has also reached the quarterfinals after beating Russia’s Evgeniya Rodina in straight sets (6-2, 6-2). Williams will next face Italian 26-year-old Camila Giorgi on Tuesday.