Andy Murray Withdraws From Wimbledon
by Staff | July 1st, 2018, 11:57 am

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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22 Comments for Andy Murray Withdraws From Wimbledon

Giles Says:

So sorry for Andy. Hopefully it won’t be too long before you grace the courts. Good luck Andy.

Margot Says:

That’s so sweet of you Giles. Thank you.

Giles Says:

^^ Cheers.

Willow Says:

So sorry to here this but not entirely surprised, be ready for the USO Andy ….

Colin Says:

Needless to say the Anti-Murray trolls are out in force on the BBC website. Unfair to the other players, says one. But is it? Paire can cruse through while getting a useful look at the conditions (or just possibly the lucky loser attains instant celebrity).

Without my favorite player present, I’ll transfer my attention to the ladies. I’d dearly love to see Kvitova get the title again. When she’s on song there’s no player of either sex more exciting to watch.

Willow Says:

Colin nice post, love Kvitova too, shes my pick for the title ….

Humble Rafa Says:

Managing expectation of British fans is important. If you play two warm up tournaments, and then say you are not fit, it’s a big let down for people.

Always over deliver.


j-kath Says:

Ah yes, Colin.

j-kath Says:

Colin: I have read a lot worse directed at Andy – but yes there are some down-right hate mail….but a lot less than in the past……a lot of it demonstrates a rather “not united UK” – Kyle evidently being the only true Brit – because he’s English ….and then confusion with Brexit (Scotland voted “Yes” but England voted “No”…..shows what a mess we are in, and Andy a convenient scapegoat.

Moving on quickly. I hope we will all enjoy Wimbledon.

Willow Says:

J-Kath who would you like to win now with Andy out ?

Okiegal Says:

Andy can’t seem to catch a break. So sad about this news. Makes me heartsick for him. He’s my second fave and I for one have missed this guy! Good luck to Andy for him to regain his health. Having to witdraw from his “home” tournament sucks! Get well Andy… are missed!! Try to be ready for USO!!

Madmax Says:

Margot, AndyMira and J-Kath, I am late to this. Only just heard about Andy and I devastated for you. No words.

I just saw this, from Andy, which was humorous and worth seeing.

I hope he recovers soon – and just as soon as he can. Good luck to him.

j-kath Says:

Taa Madmax…all good wishes gratefully received.

j-kath Says:

Okiegal: So good to hear from you – was about to ask how you were?

j-kath Says:

Willow: Apart from Andy I’ a bit stuck – my next favourites are Rafa and Nole – I feel Roger has enuf support; that Cilic is excellent but desperate (and however much I try I don’t much lke him); that some of the younger guys simply don’t understand the enormity of the BIG opposition…that those who should be making there mark are failing, e.g.Grigor…and I do like a few of the younger guys but none has caught my heart yet…so I’m back to Rafa and Nole.

j-kath Says:

Madmax: Thanks for your concern – I think I speak for Margot – we are relieved Andy is not playing – and look forward to Toronto – which is a 3-set match – which is appropriate for Andy at this stage in his recovery. Welcome your support when he returns For Real.

RZ Says:

Boo! But right decision.
Just a reminder – few hours to go to enter the Racquet Bracket! Here is the link:

Okiegal Says:

@J-Kath……Still checking in on TX occasionally. Thought I’d pop in on Andy’s thread. I’m doing better than I deserve….. lol! We’re having a hot summer for sure. I’m going to vacation in Florida the last two weeks in July……I’m gonna think hot!! But looking forward to getting away.

Sorry for you Andy fans……hopefully he will fully recover….so sad for him. Surely he’ll be ready and raring to go by US Open time!! Take care JK!

AndyMira Says:

Oh!Really Miss Jan??U’re going vacation in Florida?…hey!…U didn’t tell me about this!!!….Oh!..It’s great plan btw!!Hehehe…

Hey!…U said u gonna see Rafa playing in Cincy?

AndyMira Says:

Oh!…Thank u JK for rooting for Rafa!!

j-kath Says:

And for the ladies – I’m rooting for Caroline Woz. – and also interested to see how far the Eastbourne runner-up reaches(not used to her name yet).

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