‘My hip is still sore and I need to rest it,’ – Andy Murray

‘My hip is still sore and I need to rest it,’ – Andy Murray

Andy Murray hopes of defending his Wimbledon title next week are in major doubt after he pulled out of his exhibition match through injury.

Andy Murray has pulled out of his warm-up match at the Hurlingham Club on Friday, but the world No. 1 insists he will be fit to defend his Wimbledon title, which starts on Monday.

But the world number one is fighting to shake off a hip injury in time to be fit to challenge for his third Wimbledon title.

Murray said: “Sadly I won’t be ready to play at The Hurlingham tomorrow. “My hip is still sore and I need to rest it today, and likely tomorrow.”

Murray’s Mum, Judy, has been keeping in touch with his prepartions, but she admitted in an interview on Talksport she is unsure how his recovery has gone.

Asked if he will be ready to play on Monday, Judy said: “I don’t know, hopefully.

“He took a precaution on Tuesday of pulling out at Hurlingham, although the weather was really bad anyway.

“He’s got another four or five days now before everything kicks off, hopefully everything will be fine.

“He’s been unlucky this year with a few illnesses and an elbow injury. That doesn’t help.

“You have not got as much time to practice on the court and not as many matches as you would like.

“The tennis calendar is relentless, for the men it is 11 months.”

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