With just two days to the 2018 Wimbledon, Andy Murray has withdrawn from the tournament as he tries to recover well from a hip injury.
The two time champion was due to play France’s Benoit Paire in the first round.
This, means that the former no.1 has played only three competitive matches since January – After his hip surgery in January, Murray made his return at Queen’s in June, losing in three sets to 19th-ranked Australian Nick Kyrgios.
“We did everything we could to try to be ready in time,” reads an excerpt in his statement.
It should also be remembered that Murray also pulled out of the US Open last year after the draw.
“I’ve made significant progress in practice and matches over the last 10 days but, after lengthy discussions with my team and with a heavy heart, we’ve decided that playing best-of-five-set matches might be a bit too soon in the recovery process,” continues the statement.