Andy Murray withdraws from Wimbledon - Wimbledon 2018

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January 8, 2018 - Murray announces he has undergone hip surgery in Melbourne.

Tennis ace Andy Murray has pulled out of Wimbledon on the eve of the London tournament.

Confirming his exit from Wimbledon he thanked fans for the support and announced he's now working towards competing in the United States hardcourt season that begins at the end of July.

He will be withdrawing from the tournament, he said, as him and his team feel it's too soon to play best-of-5 set matches.

'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.

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Murray returned at Queen's in London last month after nearly a year out, and had been due to play Frenchman Benoit Paire in the first round of Wimbledon, which starts on Monday.

Two-time victor Murray had been expected to play having given no indication he would pull out despite concerns over his fitness following over a year out with a hip injury.

Murray, who returned to the Queen's Club Championships two weeks ago, said that he was doubtful about his comeback, but was ready for the Wimbledon challenge.

Andy Murray has admitted there remains a possibility he could still withdraw from Wimbledon. Murray also won the 2012 U.S. Open and two Olympic singles gold medals.

"We did everything we could to try and be ready in time".

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"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?"

"Some days I wake up and don't feel quite as good as others".

September 6, 2017 - Murray heads home for further consultations with a number of hip specialists then announces he is likely to miss the rest of the year but is hoping to avoid surgery. If I was thinking I would not play Wimbledon again, it would be a different decision to make and obviously I would be out there and just playing to enjoy it and potentially play my last Wimbledon.

"He's a tricky guy to play against, because of his style", Murray said. "I know you like a challenge".

Jason Jung, a lucky loser from Chinese Taipei, will replace Murray in the draw.

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