Andy Murray has pulled out of this year’s Wimbledon competition on the eve of the tournament.
The two-time Wimbledon champion has decided that the best-of-five-set format is too demanding coming back from an 11-month absence after hip surgery.
Murray said in a statement: “It’s with regret I’m withdrawing from Wimbledon. 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.
“Thanks for all the messages of support and I’m excited to finally be back playing after so long out.”