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Andy Murray is set to miss Wimbledon starting July 1 after undergoing spinal surgery, as confirmed by ATP on Sunday

Andy Murray to miss Wimbledon

“After an operation on a spinal cyst, Andy Murray is sadly out of Wimbledon. Rest up and recover Andy, we’ll miss seeing you there,” the ATP shared on their X account (formerly Twitter).

Murray, who has won two of his three Grand Slam titles at Wimbledon, was playing against Jordan Thompson in the second round of the Queen’s Club Championships when he had to withdraw due to a back injury, trailing 4-1 in the first set. This followed a victory over Alexei Popyrin in the same tournament.

His team promptly confirmed that Murray required surgery for a spinal cyst, casting doubt over his participation in both Wimbledon and the upcoming Paris Olympics. The 2024 Wimbledon was expected to be the 37-year-old’s final appearance at the tournament.

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Murray previously underwent hip surgery in 2019 but has struggled to reach the later rounds of tournaments since. In March, he also suffered ligament damage in his left ankle during the Miami Open, leading to withdrawals from the Monte Carlo Masters and Munich Open, though he opted against ankle surgery.

Murray has stated he does not plan to continue playing into the next season, hoping to end his career either at Wimbledon or the Paris Games.

The 137th edition of Wimbledon runs from July 1 to July 14. Carlos Alcaraz won Wimbledon in 2023.

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