Andy Murray gives telling response to Wimbledon question after retiring from Queen's with injury

Andy Murray was forced to pull out of his match against Jordan Thompson

Andy Murray was forced to pull out of his match against Jordan Thompson

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Stuart Ballard

By Stuart Ballard


Published: 20/06/2024

- 13:09

Andy Murray was forced to pull out of his match against Jordan Thompson at Queen's.

Andy Murray appears doubtful that he will be fit enough to make one final appearance at Wimbledon before retiring after being forced to withdraw from Queen's with an injury.

The former world No 1 was looking to build up his match fitness ahead of Wimbledon this week at Queen's.


Murray is a record five-time champion at Queen's and got off to a perfect start with an impressive win over Australia's Alexei Popyrin on Tuesday.

However, disaster struck in the second round when Murray pulled up with an injury.

Andy Murray was forced to pull out of his match against Jordan Thompson

Andy Murray was forced to pull out of his match against Jordan Thompson

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The 37-year-old appeared in serious discomfort from the very start of the match against Jordan Thompson.

He received medical treatment after the third game and was unable to continue with Thompson leading 4-1 in the first set.

Murray looked devastated as he waved to the crowd, potentially for the final time at the famous grasscourt venue.

Speaking afterwards, Murray explained he was experienced pain in his back before struggling with an issue with his right leg.

Wimbledon starts in just under two weeks, raising questions on whether he will be fit enough to compete.

And the three-time major champion appeared unsure whether he would be able to make one final return to SW19 this year.

"I wouldn't know," Murray said when asked whether he was doubtful of playing Wimbledon.

"Like all tennis players, we have degenerative sort of joints and stuff in the back but it's all predominantly been left-sided for me my whole career.

Andy Murray is a doubt to play Wimbledon

Andy Murray is a doubt to play Wimbledon

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"I have never had too many issues with the right side.

"So maybe there is something that can be done between now and then, you know, to help the right side.

"I will get scans tomorrow [Thursday] and get it rechecked and see if there's anything that can be done."

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Murray's fitness concerns also raise doubts on his availability for this summer's Olympics.

The two-time Olympic champion has been confirmed as part of Great Britain's singles team along with Jack Draper, Cam Norrie and Dan Evans.

Emma Raducanu turned down a wildcard option to play in her first Olympics with Katie Boulter the only British representative in the women's singles.

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