July 21st, 2024

Andy Murray playing only doubles at his last Wimbledon after surgry

By The Associated Press on July 2, 2024.

Britain's Andy Murray and his coaching team on the practice court at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, Saturday June 29, 2024. The Wimbledon Championships begin on July 1. (John Walton/PA via AP)

LONDON (AP) – Two-time singles champion Andy Murray will play only doubles at his last Wimbledon after recent surgery.

He was due to play in the first round of singles on Tuesday but withdrew just hours beforehand.

Murray had surgery on June 22 to remove a cyst from his spinal cord, and his management team announced the withdrawal in the morning.

He is entered in doubles at the All England Club with his older brother, Jamie.

The 37-year-old Andy has said he wants to retire after the Paris Olympics, which start later this month.

Murray has dealt with injuries in recent years, including a bad hip that required two procedures.

He stopped playing during a second-round match at the grass-court tournament at Queen’s Club in London last month because he was having trouble walking. He later explained that the cyst was compressing a nerve in his back and leaving his right leg numb.

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