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Andy Murray Withdraws from Wimbledon with Hip Injury

Andy Murray announced on Sunday that he is withdrawing from Wimbledon, as announced on his official Facebook page.

Jason Jung will take Murray’s place in the draw and will face France’s Benoit Paire on Tuesday.

“It is with a heavy heart that I’m announcing that I’ll be withdrawing from Wimbledon this year,” Murray wrote. “I’ve made significant progress in practice and matches over the last ten days, but after lengthy discussions with my team, we’ve decided that playing best of five set matches might be a bit too soon in the recovery process. We did everything we could to try to be ready in time.”

“I’m practicing at a high level, a high intensity, every day with some of the best players in the world. That’s really positive for me as part of getting better, to compete again,” Murray said, during his pre-tournament press conference on Saturday (h/t ESPN).

“In other sports when you come back, you don’t tend to come back and be competing against the best in the world immediately. You would build up a little bit.”

“There’s certain things that are still tricky and things I’m still trying to work through,” Murray continued. “These things are significantly better than what they were a few months ago, that’s for sure. But, you know, again, it just takes time.”


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