Andy Murray further delays return until closer to Wimbledon
Andy Murray decided not to play the Nottingham Challenger event, instead focusing all of his efforts on training for Queen’s and Wimbledon.
The two-time Wimbledon champion has not played a singles match on grass for nearly three years now, and the wait has just been extended after the Brit pulled out of the upcoming Nottingham Open.
Andy Murray has not shied away from playing at Challenger level during his long term recovery from injury since 2017, so the announcement, reported by The Independent, comes as a surprise, especially given the brevity of the grass court season.
Instead, the former world No. 1 has been practising at the All England Club, where Wimbledon is held, during the French Open.
Andy Murray decides against playing at the Nottingham Challenger next week. Has been practising at the All England Club this past week and will continue there before playing at Queen’s and then Wimbledon.
— George Bellshaw (@BellshawGeorge) June 3, 2021
Murray has played just five tour level matches in 2021, three singles at Rotterdam and Montpellier for a 1-2 win-loss record, plus two doubles match at the Italian Open last month.
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