Andy Murray withdraws from Wimbledon because of injury
Andy Murray, twice Wimbledon champion and who was due to play Benot Paire in the first round, has had to withdraw from the tournament
Andy Murray on Sunday delivered the message Wimbledon was dreading: he is pulling out of the tournament.
Its with regret Im withdrawing from Wimbledon, Murray told, having indicated only 24 hours before that he was ready and fit to play, unless in the next couple of days I wake up and dont feel good.
However, his subsequent justification would seem to contradict that reasoning. He is pulling out mainly because he doubts he could compete in a best-of-five match.
He added: Ive made significant progress in practice and matches over the last ten days but, after lengthy the consultations with my team and with a heavy heart, weve “ve decided that” playing best-of-five-set matches might be a bit too soon in the recuperation process. We did everything we could to try to be ready in time.
I will start practising on the hard courtrooms from tomorrow and continuing with my rehab and recuperation. Im looking into the US hardcourt season. Thanks for all the messages of support and Im excited to ultimately be back playing after so long out.
Murray had been due to face Benot Paire in the first round.