Andy Murray: Skipping Wimbledon was best decision I could've made


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Andy Murray: Skipping Wimbledon was best decision I could've made

Former world No. 1 Andy Murray doesn't have a single regret for skipping Wimbledon due to precautionary reasons. The 31-year-old returned from hip surgery at the Fever-Tree Championships in Queen's and also played the following week at the Nature Valley International in Eastbourne.

The Scot made a decision to pull out of Wimbledon just a day before the start of the tournament. Murray's participation for last year's Wimbledon a was a doubt -- but the Scot eventually decided to play and made the quarter-final with a damaged hip.

It turned out to be a horrible decision as the three-time Grand Slam champion was forced to sit out the following 11 months due to a hip injury. Murray, now ranked at No. 149 in the world, is set to kick off his US hard-court swing at the Citi Open in Washington -- which is due to take place from 30 July - 05 August.

"Not playing Wimbledon was the best decision I could have made – I have no regrets about it," Murray said in his latest column. "It was a hard decision but a smart one. The positive things were being able to spend some more time with the family while I'm here at home and being able to practice on the hard courts.

As soon as I got on the hard courts I felt better. When you're coming back on an unstable surface you worry about every step. So I felt more comfortable and hopefully that will help my movement and free up the hip. The impact on a hard court is greater than on grass but it felt more positive." Also read: Gael Monfils thinks he will win Grand Slam title before he retires