Murray, the verdict is in

Murray, the verdict is in
Murray, the verdict is in

After much thought, Andy Murray, who should have entered the competition this Tuesday against the Czech Machac, has finally decided not to line up in singles at Wimbledon. On the other hand, the double winner of the tournament will play the doubles, alongside his brother Jamie Murray.

The verdict is in: Wimbledon will ultimately be without Andy Murray (37 years old) this year. The Briton will play the doubles but not the singles. Injured in the back on June 19 during his match against the Australian Jordan Thompson played in the last 16 of the Queen’s tournament – ​​which forced him to retire when he was already well behind (4-1) in the first set – the double winner of the London event of the Grand Slam season was forced to undergo surgery immediately afterwards.

Since then, a huge question mark has been hanging over his participation in the tournament. After much thought, the veteran born in Glasgow has finally decided not to line up in singles in this edition which began Monday and which should have seen him make his debut this Tuesday against the Czech Machac (39th) in the third rotation on the Centre Court. In a press release, his entourage announced that the double winner (2013 and 2016) – and gold medalist on this same Wimbledon grass – had had to resolve to withdraw despite the very strong probability that this Wimbledon 2024 will be his very last.

Goffin, happy beneficiary of Murray’s withdrawal

“As you can imagine, he is very disappointed,” Murray’s family said in the statement. “Unfortunately, despite working incredibly hard to recover since his surgery just over a week ago, Andy has made the very difficult decision not to play singles this year,” the statement read.

On the other hand, Murray, who was dragging around this back injury which has forced him to perhaps give up saying goodbye to his favorite tournament, remains engaged in doubles, alongside his brother Jamie Murray. His withdrawal also benefits David Goffin, who was repêched while he was beaten (by Bellucci) in the last round of qualifying.

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