Murray withdraws from Wimbledon
- Author: Rosalie Stanley Jul 05, 2018,
Jul 05, 2018, 0:52
The two-time Wimbledon victor had previously announced he would compete in this year's tournament however "after lengthy discussions" with his team it was decided that "playing best of five set matches might be a bit too soon in the recovery process". While Murray looked good at times, he said on Sunday that he wasn't ready to compete in a Grand Slam event.
Andy Murray has withdrawn from Wimbledon as he continues his recovery from hip surgery. We've been speaking pretty much every day about how I'm feeling in terms of my hip and how I'm getting on physically.
The 31-year-old reached the quarter-finals at SW19 last year, despite being plagued by the injury.
Murray's hip problems were an issue heading into last year's Wimbledon tournament, and he tried numerous times to return to the court after being ousted as the top seed in a five-set quarterfinal against American Sam Querrey.
"I think it's probably a wise decision".
Murray is, however, thrilled to be playing, provided nothing crops up before he's scheduled to face Benoit Paire of France in the first round Tuesday.
"I'm not just going to keep playing for three or four years if I don't feel I can, or if I'm in pain, and not enjoying it". There were just so many unknowns.
Despite her defeat in sweltering heat on Court 12, the 21-year-old Londoner acquitted herself well against Pliskova, surviving a leg injury and some off-court treatment to take the second set.
"I'm sad that he's not playing Wimbledon".
Instead, Murray's spot in the draw will be taken by Jason Jung of Taiwan, who lost in qualifying.