Wimbledon: Injured Andy Murray uncertain to compete

Wimbledon: Injured Andy Murray uncertain to compete

Former British World No.1 Andy Murray is a doubt for next month’s Wimbledon after undergoing a back surgery.

Murray suffered the injury during his participation at Queen’s Club and he is now in a race against time for the third Grand Slam of the year that starts on July 1.

The two-time Wimbledon champion, who is currently ranked 129th in the world,retired at Queen’s during the first set of his second round match against Australia’s Jordan Thompson last Wednesday.

The latest setback has raised questions about Murray’s presence at the Wimbledon tournament and the Paris 2024 Olympics which many had thought would be his farewell tournament.

The doubts for his participation, however, worsened after a now deleted post by the ATP prematurely ruled the 37-year-old out of the Wimbledon, by announcing his unavailability on X.

Meanwhile, Murray’s team disclosed that they are still monitoring his situation and are yet to make a decision regarding his availability.

The two-time Olympic gold medalist has his sights on participating in the men’s singles at the Wimbledon and the Paris 2024 Olympics as a proper farewell to his illustrious playing career.

“I know that there’s more important things in the world than how or where I finish playing my last tennis match,” Murray said, per the Telegraph. “But because of what I put into the sport over the last however many years, I would at least like to go out playing a proper match where I’m at least competitive, not what happened at Queen’s.

“So I can’t say for sure that if I wasn’t able to play at Wimbledon, and I didn’t recover in time to play at the Olympics that I wouldn’t consider trying to play another tournament somewhere.

“But if I’m able to play at Wimbledon and if I’m able to play at the Olympics, that’s most likely going to be it.”

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