Mur­ray pulls out of Hurling­ham

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - Sport -

LON­DON. - De­fend­ing cham­pion Andy Mur­ray’s trou­bled build-up to Wim­ble­don con­tin­ued yes­ter­day as he with­drew from play­ing an ex­hi­bi­tion ten­nis match be­cause of a hip prob­lem.

The 30-year-old Scot, who was named top seed at the All Eng­land Club for the first time on Wed­nes­day, said rest is the best rem­edy for his hip.

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

Mur­ray lost to jour­ney­man Aus­tralian Jor­dan Thomp­son in the first round of Queen’s last week - his only match on grass this year - and failed to turn up for his two al­lo­cated prac­tice ses­sions at Wim­ble­don on Wed­nes­day, ac­cord­ing to the Daily Mail.

He was un­able to play an ex­hi­bi­tion match against ris­ing French star Lu­cas Pouille on Tuesday, as well as a knock­about game for Tim Hen­man’s char­ity foun­da­tion. - AFP.

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