By Tom Degun

January 4 – Andy Murray revealed he would like the chance to play mixed doubles with Laura Robson at the 2012 Olympics in London after playing alongside the talented teenager at the Hopman Cup in Perth.

The pair came out on top in a champions tie-break in their first competitive match together to see off the spirited challenge of Kazakhstan.

The tournament – which is a mixed event with a male and a female representing each participating country taking part – is part of both player’s preparation for the Australian Open later this month and the match saw the Britons claim a 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 victory over Kazakhstan pair Andrey Golubev and Yaroslava Shvedova who had a match point of their own to claim the thrilling tie.

Earlier in the day during the singles matches, Murray crushed Golubev 6-2, 6-2 to level the Hopman Cup match with Kazakhstan at 1-1 after 15-year-old Robson was narrowly beaten by Shvedova meaning that the winner of the mixed doubles match would claim the tie.

Particular attention was on the pair due to the recent introduction of mixed doubles into the Olympic Games which could see Murray and Robson team up at London 2012 in pursuit of Olympic gold at the event, due to be held at Wimbledon.

Murray said: "I would certainly consider playing mixed at the London 2012 Olympics.

"It was a good day of tennis and although the mixed can get emotional and competitive at the end, it was good fun and we both enjoyed it.

"I like mixed doubles, I think it's good.

"I don't think it should be at every tournament but at the major tournaments it's a good thing.

"I think it is at the Olympics now so I'd go for it."

Britain, who are ranked third in the tournament behind Australia and Russia, next face the German pairing of Sabine Lisicki and Philipp Kohlschreiber before meeting the Russian duo of Elena Dementieva and Igor Andreevin in their final group match.

Murray said: "This was the match we were probably expected to win in the group so it was good to do that.

"Hopefully Laura and I will be able to train before the next match against Germany [on Wednesday] although I'm not sure she wants to train with me."

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