Andy Murray out of Wimbledon with hip injury

Ross Houston
July 3, 2018

The former world number one - and two-time champion at the All England Club - struggled with the problem at this tournament in 2017 and was out for nearly a year before returning at Queen's last month.

Andy Murray has admitted there remains a possibility he could still withdraw from Wimbledon. Kate, a lifelong tennis fan, often shows her support to Andy Murray and has even watched him play at the men's final.

Murray's withdrawal was announced Sunday by the All England Club ahead of tennis' flagship tournament, which begins on Monday.

The Swiss maestro is the favourite to win the lot in London and retain the title he won past year.

Murray was due to play his first match in just two days' time.

"If you're just not feeling it in the morning to walk out there and play best-of-five a few times in a row, what's the point?"

"I will start practising on the hard courts from tomorrow and continuing with my rehab and recovery and I'm looking forward to the USA hardcourt season".

But all of his time away meant the former No. 1-ranked Murray has fallen out of the top 150 and he was not seeded at Wimbledon.

"I'm practicing at a high level, a high intensity, every day with some of the best players in the world. I know you like a challenge".

Speaking earlier on Sunday before deciding not to take his practice session at Wimbledon, Murray had outlined his problems on the road to recovery.

'It's hard, very difficult to say', Murray admitted. 'I think there's absolutely no reason why, with his game, and the way that he can serve.

Nick Kyrgios, who beat Murray in his comeback match at Queen's last month, added: "Let's make it happen".

Jason Jung from Chinese Taipei will replace Murray in the draw.

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