Henri Leconte gives his thoughts on Andy Murray's Wimbledon withdrawal


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Henri Leconte gives his thoughts on Andy Murray's Wimbledon withdrawal

1988 French Open runner-up Henri Leconte thinks that former world No. 1 Andy Murray made the right decision when he decided to skip Wimbledon and not risk any further health problems. The 31-year-old, who missed the entire second part of the 2017 season due to a hip injury, tried to make a comeback at the beginning of this season but eventually underwent a hip surgery and returned to action last month at the Fever-Free Championships in Queen's.

The Scot was edged out by Australian rising star Nick Kyrgios in the Queen's first round before he lost to Great Britain's Kyle Edmund in the Nature Valley International last-16 in Eastbourne. Murray revealed after the Queen's loss that he may skip Wimbledon but the chances of seeing him play at The Championships increased when he was drawn to meet France's Benoit Paire in round one.

Unfortunately, the two-time Wimbledon champion announced his withdrawal from Wimbledon on Sunday -- just a day before the start of the prestigious Grand Slam event. "You want to be 100 per cent when you play at Wimbledon so he must have realised it's too painful and complicated so I think it's just a matter of doing the right thing.

Andy knows he has to come back and produce his best tennis or a different kind of tennis," Leconte said. Also read: Thanasi Kokkinakis: Bernard Tomic could definitely do well at Wimbledon