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Andy Murray still 'not out' in race to 2024 Wimbledon?

Published at :June 24, 2024 at 3:54 PM
Modified at :June 24, 2024 at 3:55 PM
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Shashank Tripathi

Andy Murray has won only six out of 18 matches on the ATP Tour in 2024.

British tennis star Andy Murray has not completely ruled out his participation at the 2024 Wimbledon Championships.

On Sunday, the official social media accounts of the ATP Tour announced that the Brit will not participate at the 2024 Wimbledon due to his recent back surgery. Murray has had a cyst removed from his back with the help of spinal surgery.

Hence, it was said that Andy Murray wouldn’t be able to play the grass court major, which was expected to be his last Grand Slam. The Brit suffered the injury during his second round match against Australia’s Jordan Thompson at the Queen’s Club Championships last week.

The recovery time from such a surgery is expected to be around four to six weeks. However, the social media post was later deleted by the ATP upon a request by Murray’s camp. As per the Sun, Andy Murray’s team were not happy with the news being leaked prematurely.

A clarification on the topic was also released by Great Britain’s Davis Cup captain, Leon Smith, via the BBC. He asserted that Murray hasn’t made any decision yet about withdrawing from or participating at the tournament.

He said, “I’ve seen the reports on social media, but that’s not my understanding. This information seems to have come from one source and has led to widespread reporting. But, as far as I know, no decision has been made. We can only hope for the best for Andy.”

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Earlier this month, Murray also announced that he would play his final professional tennis match at either Wimbledon or the 2024 Paris Olympics. Andy Murray is a two-time Wimbledon champion and grass has been his favourite surface. Thus, if his body feels well, the 37-year-old would return to play at his last grass court Grand Slam.

As per the aforementioned report, the three-time Grand Slam champion currently remains in the main draw at the 2024 Wimbledon Championships, expected to take place at the All England Club on Friday, June 28.

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