Andy Murray Withdraws From Wimbledon
(July 1, 2018) Two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has withdrawn from the event due to a hip injury.
In a statement released by his management team Murray said:
“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.
“We did everything we could to try to be ready in time.”
“I will start practicing on the hard courts from tomorrow and continuing with my rehab and recovery and I’m looking forward to the U.S. hard-court season.”
“Thanks for all the messages of support, and I’m excited to finally be back playing after so long out.”
“There’s certain things that are still tricky and things I’m still trying to work through. These things are significantly better than what they were a few months ago. That’s for sure. But, you know, again, it just takes time.”
The 31-year-old Brit’s place in the draw will go to Lucky Loser Jason Jung of Taiwan.
Murray came back to the tour a couple of weeks ago, after having surgery in January. After Wimbledon last year he was sidelined from the tour with a hip injury, off the tour for the rest of the year.