The British tennis star has withdrawn from Wimbledon , owing to hip injury.
Andy Murray made a comeback to tennis earlier in June in the Queen’s Club championships. He played against Nick Kyrgios, and showed encouraging signs, winning the first set, but couldn’t beat the Aussie as he fought valiantly in a 6-2, 6-7, 5-7 loss.
With Wimbledon due to start next week, Andy Murray stated his concerns related to injury and the recovery process. “I need to wait and see what happens, I don’t know exactly what’s best for me just now,” the former world number one earlier stated.
However, Andy Murray has today confirmed that he will not be a part of the tournament.
“It is with a heavy heart that I’m announcing that I’ll be withdrawing from Wimbledon this year,” Murray stated on his Facebook post.
“I’ve made significant progress in practice and matches over the last ten days, but after lengthy discussions with my team, we’ve decided that playing best of five set matches might be a bit too soon in the recovery process,” Murray wrote.
“We did everything we could to try to be ready in time,” the British star added.
“I will start practising on the hard courts from tomorrow and continuing with my rehab and recovery and I’m looking forward to the US hard-court season,” stated Murray.
Andy Murray thanked all his supporters for the good luck messages. “Thanks for all the messages of support and I’m excited to finally be back playing after so long out,” Murray stated.