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  • Andy Murray pulls out of Wimbledon
  • Scot only recently returned from injury
  • Wimbledon runs from July 2nd to 15th

The Scot has only recently returned to the ATP World Tour after almost a year out through injury.

Writing on his Facebook page Sunday Murray said “it was with a heavy heart” that he would not be taking part in the tournament.

He added that potentially playing five set matches “might be a bit too soon in the recovery process” and that he would now begin preparing for the hard court season as he continues his comeback.

Andy Murray of Great Britain practices on court during training for the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships.
Murray had surgery in January after initially taking time out to recover from a persistent hip injury in the second half of 2017.

He played his first match this year at Queens club last month then accepted a wildcard at Eastbourne where he defeated fellow three-time grand slam winner, Stanislas Wawrinka, before succumbing to fellow Briton, Kyle Edmund.

Murray was due to play Benoit Paire of France in the Wimbledon first round on Tuesday.

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