Murray withdraws from Wimbledon

Andy Murray said on Friday he was "most likely" to play at Wimbledon, but the former world number one has now withdrawn.

Published : Jul 01, 2018 21:12 IST

Two-time champion Andy Murray has confirmed his withdrawal from this year's men's singles at Wimbledon, citing his lack of readiness for best-of-five-set matches after almost a year out with injury.

Murray had been set to make his grand slam return at SW19 next week, having recently returned from hip surgery with encouraging appearances at Queen's Club and Eastbourne.

However, in a post from his official Facebook account on Sunday, the former world number one acknowledged he was not yet fit enough to feature.

"Hey everyone. It is with a heavy heart that I'm announcing that I'll be withdrawing from Wimbledon this year," wrote Murray.

"I've made significant progress in practice and matches over the last 10 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. We did everything we could to try to be ready in time.

"I will start practising on the hard courts from tomorrow [Monday] and continuing with my rehab and recovery and I'm looking forward to the US hard-court season.

"Thanks for all the messages of support and I'm excited to finally be back playing after so long out."

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