Andy Murray, a two-time Wimbledon winner, will not compete in the singles category this year due to recent spine surgery, says his management team. However, the athlete still intends to participate in the doubles with his brother Jamie, which will be his final Wimbledon appearance.

Sharing this news, Murray’s team said: “Unfortunately, despite working incredibly hard on his recovery since his operation just over a week ago, Andy has taken the very difficult decision not to play the singles this year.” 

“As you can imagine, he is extremely disappointed but has confirmed that he will be playing in the doubles with Jamie and looks forward to competing at Wimbledon for the last time,” they added. 

Wimbledon declared: “Andy – we’re sorry to hear you won’t be playing singles this year… But we are so looking forward to seeing you compete in the doubles and celebrating all the memories you have given us.”

On his approaching retirement 

Murray is recovering from surgery for a spinal cyst after withdrawing from the Queen’s Club Championship due to a back issue.

The three-time grand slam champion is nearing the conclusion of his tennis career and has already stated that the Olympics in Paris may be his final tournament.

Murray got back into the world’s top 50 after undergoing hip resurfacing surgery in 2019, but he has been dealing with injury issues ever since. In his career, he won his maiden major in 2012 at the US Open and his two Wimbledon titles in 2013 and 2016, making him the only British male to win a grand slam singles title in the Open Era.

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Source: CNN

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