Jamie Murray comments on his brother Andy's injury

Andy Murray’s having surgery on his back today

by Simone Brugnoli
Jamie Murray comments on his brother Andy's injury
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Andy Murray is having surgery on his back today. After the withdrawal of recent days from the traditional Queen’s tournament, the managers of the British tennis player have announced that the player will resort to surgery a little over a week before the start of the tournament in Wimbledon.

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This surgery is carried out precisely to put the 37-year-old tennis player in a position to try to play at Wimbledon one last time. At Queen’s Murray he retired for back problems that also affected his leg.

But in order to be able to participate one last time at Wimbledon, Murray was strongly motivated to make this speech.

Andy Murray won’t give up

Andy Murray’s having surgery on his back today in an attempt to repair his injury at Queen’s.

His brother Jamie, who serves this week as director of the Queen’s tournament, spoke to the BBC about Andy’s situation: "He saw a specialist yesterday afternoon and is trying to decide what his next step is. I don’t think it’s right for me to evaluate what he does, that’s up to him, but I think he has to make some decisions," Jamie said.

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After the stop against Jordan Thompson, Murray underwent tests and was visited by several industry specialists: the 37-year-old Scottish, who wants to make a new appearance at the All England Club, where he is twice champion decided on this path.

"Andy will have a back surgery on Saturday, June 22 - reads a statement from Murray’s management -. We will know more after this has taken place and will update further as soon as possible".

Murray is expected to play singles and doubles with his brother Jamie at Wimbledon and then should play at the Paris Olympics. Andy Murray wrote the story winning the Olympic gold for two consecutive editions of the Games, London 2012 and Rio de Janeiro 2016. Feat never succeeded others in the history of men’s tennis tournament.

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