Andy Murray quits out of Wimbledon singles but commits to doubles

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  • Murray withdraws from Wimbledon singles
  • Will play doubles with brother Jamie
  • Retiring after Paris Olympics this summer

The former world number one had previously declared that he would retire from tennis following the Olympics in Paris this summer, and he had wanted to compete in the singles at SW19 for the final time.

Sir Andy Murray has confirmed that he will not compete in this year’s Wimbledon men’s singles championship but expects to play in the men’s doubles.

His team stated: “Unfortunately, despite working extremely hard on his recovery since his operation a little over a week ago, Andy has made the painful decision not to play singles this year.

As you might expect, he is incredibly disappointed. Still, he has stated that he will participate in the doubles with Jamie and looks forward to participating at Wimbledon for the final time.

The 37-year-old said he intended to retire from tennis this summer after the Olympics in Paris.

Sir Andy stated last Thursday that he would wait “until the very last moment” to decide whether he could play at SW19 one more time.

He was in a race against time to compete after withdrawing from the Queen’s Club competition last month owing to an injury.

After withdrawing from Queen’s, the former world number one underwent surgery to remove a spine cyst, but he was still hoping to play Czech Tomas Machac on Tuesday.

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He was scheduled to play third on Centre Court, with the first match beginning at 1:30 p.m., so he wouldn’t have started until a few hours later.

Sir Andy will compete in the doubles at Wimbledon for the first time, alongside brother Jamie.

During the weekend, Sir Andy said that while he doesn’t have “100% feeling” in his right leg, he “doesn’t feel like it is too much to ask” to play Wimbledon again.

He stated his injury “improved significantly in the last week,” but he wasn’t sure if it would be enough.

And, while he eventually decided he couldn’t compete in the singles, he was thrilled to line up beside his older brother for doubles.

If I play doubles with Jamie, it will be imposing. This is not only for Jamie and the rest of our family. This is the first time we’ve done this.

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