Two-time champion Andy Murray officially withdrew from Wimbledon today. Murray had played two lead-up events in Queen’s and Eastbourne, but didn’t feel his surgically repaired hip was up to the in best-of-5.
“It is with a heavy heart that I’m announcing that I’ll be withdrawing from Wimbledon this year,” Murray posted on Facebook.
“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. We did everything we could to try to be ready in time.
‘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 hardcourt season.
“Thanks for all the messages of support and I’m excited to finally be back playing after so long out.”
It’s the first time Murray will be absent from Wimbledon since 2007. And the 31-year-old hasn’t played a Slam match since Wimbledon last year.
Murray, who was scheduled to face Benoit Paire on Tuesday, will be replaced by lucky loser Jason Jung.
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