Wimbledon 2018: Andy Murray Decides to Withdraw from Wimbledon

Britain’s Andy Murray decides to withdraw from the prestigious tournament of Wimbledon. Murray decides to withdraw from Wimbledon just on the evening before it. Former World No. 1 in the was running out from the last 11 months due to a hip injury.

Two-time Wimbledon champion British players Andy Murray became champion in the year 2013 and 2016 in London.

Murray said in his statement “I had made good progress in practice and matches in last 10 days but not completely fit.

So Murray decided to step down from this prestigious tournament on Sunday. Two-time champion Murray said that he is not fully fit to play in the All England Club.

He had been running out of the tennis court for nearly 11 months due to a hip injury. Murray also had undergone surgery in January. He had recently returned, but he is still not fully fit, so that he decided to withdraw from Wimbledon one day earlier.

Murray said in the statement, “With great regret I am withdrawing from Wimbledon. I had made good progress in practice and matches in the last ten days but after a long discussion with my team, I decided that, when I am going through the recovery process, then it will be a hasty time to play five sets. ”

On Tuesday, he had to face Benoit Paire of France but now Benoit will directly go to the next round of Wimbledon.

Federer to play against

Defending champion Roger Federer of Switzerland, will be on the court against Dusan Lajovic in his first match of Wimbledon the third Grand Slam of the year starting from Monday,. Federer’s attempt will be to win the most prestigious grand slam for the record 9th time.

The 36-year-old Federer has been given top seeding in the tournament even after being World No. 2 in ATP Rankings.

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