On June 3rd, Andy Murray was to face France’s Benoit Paire in the first round of Wimbledon. However, the 31-year-old has decided to withdraw from the tournament and believes he made the right decision. Murray consulted with his team and doctor on whether he should play at Wimbledon before making the final decision. After carefully considering all the aspects of playing at Wimbledon this year, the tennis player announced he was not ready for the competition.
Andy’s decision to pull out of the tournament wasn’t directly related with his injury though. As a matter of fact, Glasgow-born tennis player made significant progress in recovering from his hip injury. This time Murray doesn’t want not to make the same mistakes, and expose his body to exhaustive training without taking a break. Former Britain’s number one is taking it day by day. Since he plans on playing at the highest level again, his decision not to force himself sounds about right.
Since coming back to the court, Murray played only three matches. After withdrawing from Brisbane International, Murray made his comeback at the Queen’s Club Championships where he lost to Nick Kyrgios. Next, he entered Eastbourne International and scored his first victory after a year against Stan Wawrinka. Murray was then defeated by Kyle Edmund who replaced him as Britain’s number 1 in March this year.
After announcing his decision to pull out of Wimbledon this year, Andy shared his thoughts about the Wimbledon withdrawal. “I need to kind of see how I feel every day, but in terms of winning this event, I have no belief or thoughts that that is going to happen, really,” he said.
Murray has been a long-time favourite of best UK betting sites, but this year, the leading candidate to win at Wimbledon is Roger Federer.