Newspaper that inspires change. Breaking stories that shake the world. Be informed, Don't Settle for Fake News.

feat shape 1
feat shape 2
feat shape 3

Andy Murray shows improvement preparing Wimbledon decision

Andy Murray undecided on Wimbledon singles, showing improvement but unsure if physically ready. Organizers respect his decision, fans eager to see him play.

After a practice session on Monday afternoon, Andy Murray was still contemplating whether to play singles at Wimbledon. The 37-year-old displayed signs of improvement during a hitting session with fellow British player Kyle Edmund, but he remained uncertain about his physical condition for his first-round match against Czech player Tomas Machac on Tuesday.

Murray was leading Edmund 6-3 2-0 when they concluded their practice session. He mentioned that the session went well and stated that he would discuss with his team and family before making a decision. Despite positive testing and improvement, Murray needed to determine if he was ready to compete.

Following surgery to remove a spinal cyst nine days ago, Murray's serving and groundstrokes were strong, but his movement was still hindered. The match against Machac, ranked 39, promised to be physical, although Machac lacked experience on grass.

While Murray desired a final singles appearance at Wimbledon before retirement, he wanted to ensure he could perform well. His indecision posed a scheduling challenge for Wimbledon organizers, but chief executive Sally Bolton emphasized that Murray had earned the right to make the decision.

If Murray chooses not to compete in singles, there is a possibility he will participate in doubles with his brother Jamie. Wimbledon organizers expressed their desire to see Murray on court and hinted at plans to honor him once his playing career ends.

Murray had previously announced that Wimbledon and the Olympics would be his final events. Bolton suggested that a statue honoring Murray, similar to Fred Perry's, would likely be erected on the grounds in the future, but the exact location was yet to be determined. Discussions about celebrating Murray's career would involve his input to ensure it was done appropriately.

Share With Others

Comments on Andy Murray shows improvement preparing Wimbledon decision