Murray uncertain for Wimbledon after back surgery

Monday, Jun 24, 2024

LONDON: Confusion surrounded the Wimbledon fate of two-time former champion Andy Murray after back surgery appeared to rule him out of this year´s tournament.

The Scot had been aiming to make a farewell appearance at the grass court Grand Slam, which he won in 2013 and 2016. However, the 37-year-old will need an expected six weeks to recover from a spinal cyst operation, with Wimbledon starting on July 1.

He now also faces a race against time to be fit for next month´s Paris Olympics, with Murray twice a gold medallist in the singles. The ATP Tour, in a post on X, formerly Twitter, said Sunday that Murray had been ruled out of Wimbledon. But the post was subsequently deleted, with neither Murray nor his management company yet to confirm if he will be appearing at Wimbledon.