Andy Murray will not get his farewell game at the Wimbledon
Andy Murray will not get his farewell game at the Wimbledon

Tennis: Murray to miss Wimbledon

Sir Andy Murray will miss Wimbledon this summer and therefore may have played his final match at SW19.


The 37-year-old — who is a two-time men's singles champion at the All England Club — had been expected to bid farewell to Wimbledon after competing at this year's Championships.

However, according to The Telegraph, Murray has been ruled out of the tournament after undergoing an operation on a spinal cyst.

Murray's recovery time following the operation is said to be around six weeks, making him a major doubt for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

Murray entered Queen's this week in a bid to prepare for Wimbledon. He kicked off with a 6-3 3-6 6-3 win over Alexei Popyrin on Tuesday. 

But he then retired during the first set of his round of 16 clash with Jordan Thompson the following day. 

Murray explained after that abandoned match that nerve pain he had been experiencing in his back spread to his right leg just before he came on court against Thompson, effectively immobilising him.

The Scot said: 'I had loss of power in my right leg. So loss of motor control, had no coordination. Yeah, couldn't move.'

On his treatment options, he added at the time: 'I didn't necessarily get my right side of my back treated after the French Open, because I have, like all tennis players, we have degenerative joints and stuff in the back, but it's all predominantly been left-sided for me for pretty much my whole career. I have never had too many issues with the right side. — BBC 

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