Tennis Star Andy Murray Withdraws From Wimbledon

Tennis Star Andy Murray Withdraws From Wimbledon

Tennis Star Andy Murray Withdraws From Wimbledon

There's nothing about it that I'd be looking forward to giving up.

Two-time champion Murray announced his withdrawal from the championships, saying he needs to continue his rehab and recovery following hip surgery. It is the first time Murray has missed Wimbledon since 2007 when a wrist injury ruled him out.

The 31-year-old Scot made a comeback last month at Queen's Club following nearly a year out with the injury that required surgery in Australia in January. Here, we lay out the timeline of Murray's injury troubles.

Reflecting on his long battle with hip trouble, Murray added: "It has been hard".

The former British number one, a two-time victor at Wimbledon, said it was "too soon" to play five-match sets following his return from injury.

Considered a member of the ruling "Big 4" quartet of men's tennis, along with Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, Murray also won the 2012 U.S. Open and two Olympic singles gold medals. Murray tried to answer this question on Saturday during his pre-tournament press conference.

Murray, ranked 156th in the ATP standings, now faces the prospect of losing virtually all of his ranking points having reached the quarter-finals past year where he hobbled to defeat against American Sam Querrey.

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Murray, who was due to face Frenchman Benoit Paire on Tuesday, announced his decision to swerve SW19 in a statement on social media.

"I put so much on the back burner, I feel like even more so I'm even more competitive". In an upbeat assessment, he says surgeon John O'Donnell is very happy and that he is targeting a return for the grass-court season.

'I have played three matches, which was great, the last couple of weeks against some top players and did well.

Given Murray's lack of competition over the past year, his participation at the All England Club was in some doubt.

Speaking earlier on Sunday before deciding not to take his practice session at Wimbledon, Murray had outlined his problems on the road to recovery.

It is the fourth straight grand slam Murray has withdrawn from and tennis fans queuing for tickets on Sunday near the famous south-west London grounds said they were disappointed the Scot would not feature this year.

July 1, 2018: Admits defeat in his bid to make Wimbledon and withdraws from the tournament.

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