Young British tennis star Emma Raducanu has revealed it took her 10 seconds to say ‘yes’ to playing in the mixed doubles category with former world number one Andy Murray at Wimbledon.

The third Grand Slam of the year is already underway and players are giving it their all to win the ultimate prize. One of the players who was in the spotlight for all the right reasons was Murray, who initially announced that he was considering retiring from professional tennis after Wimbledon and the Paris Olympics.

However, the 37-year-old withdrew from the mega-event after failing to recover from back surgery for an injury he sustained at the Queen’s ATP Championship. Despite the setback, it was later reported that Murray is considering competing in the mixed doubles category alongside Raducanu.

Speaking to the media about the development, the former world number 10 said she immediately accepted the invitation. The Toronto-born star went on to state that she believes some things are just ‘bigger’ than tennis, and playing with a legendary player like Murray is one of them.

“I was asked… and literally within 10 seconds I was like, yes,” she said. “For me, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Some things are bigger than just tennis. Some things are once-in-a-lifetime memories that you’ll have for the rest of your life. To play at Wimbledon with Andy Murray… those things don’t come around. At the end of my life, at the end of my career, when I’m 70 years old, I know I’ll have that memory of playing at Wimbledon with Andy Murray at our home Slam. For me, it was an honor to be asked.”

It is unclear whether the Glasgow-born player will still be playing in the mega event in the mixed doubles category. Murray is often regarded as one of the best players to ever play tennis in Britain, at least in the men’s singles category. He has won three Grand Slam titles in his illustrious career. Despite his achievements on court, fitness remained a major concern for him throughout his career. For this reason, he announced that he would retire from professional tennis after the Australian Open in 2018.