8/1/12 10:01 PM | Johan Lindahl
Andy Murray has yet to be descried as a ladies man, but the Scot may have broken some hearts among his British London 2012 tennis teammates by making his choice for the mixed doubles event.
The British No. 1 went with teenaged Laura Robson as his partner, to the chagrin of the higher-ranked Heather Watson.
Murray and Robson were entered in a discretionary place, likely due to their status as host nation competitors. With the decision being left to world No. 4 and men's third seed Murray, the 25-year-old had a consultation with his mother, Fed Cup captain mum Judy, before settling on Robson, ranked 98th to the 69 of her rival.
In addition, Watson, who let her displeasure be known, had won a WTA doubles title the week after Wimbledon in Stanford, California.
"It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to try and win a medal at your home Games," said Murray. "I want to give myself the best chance at that. That's why I'm playing the mixed.
"I listened to the coaches; the decision was made because that's what we felt was the best to try and win a medal. It's tough on Heather, but tough decisions have to be made sometimes."
Murray and Robson also have a brief history on court, reaching the final at the Hopman Cup mixed event in 2010. The British pair start the London tournament against Czechs Radek Stepanek and Lucie Hradecka.
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