Andy Murray shares big update about his last Wimbledon participation

Will the Briton be able to play his last Wimbledon? His words on media day leaved doubts

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Andy Murray shares big update about his last Wimbledon participation
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Will Andy Murray play Wimbledon? His last Wimbledon. The British champion has not yet made an official decision, despite the Championships looming over him and all the participants. during the London Fortnight media day, the 3-time Slam champion explained that he will take all the time available to decide, postponing his decision until tomorrow, the first day of the tournament.

"It's been a very tough ten days since Queen's. I've had a back operation that's not at all insignificant. I've tried to do everything I can to be able to play this tournament. I don't know if it will be enough. I've been training in the last few days, today I played one training set and things went pretty well. I still don't have the feeling of being 100%, especially due to the leg problem. The situation is improving, but tomorrow I will play another set and carry out some tests. I'll probably make a decision the afternoon," he told.

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Murray would like to have the chance to play for the last time on the Center Court of Wimbledon, where he achieved his most important successes and won two of the three Slams he won in his career. But his back surgery complicated his plans, but his desire is clear.

"I have no back pain, which is very good. The problem was that I had a rather large cyst that was compressing the nerves, causing me to lose a lot of control in my right leg. I hope all the work will be enough to be on the pitch on Tuesday. What will determine whether I can play or not will be the state of my leg. With each passing day it seems more likely that he will be able to play. It is impossible to provide confirmation. I don't want to go through the same situation as Queen's, where I took the field, felt strange and couldn't compete," he told.

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"The opportunity to play here again, probably for the last time, pushes me to play. This is a place where I have experienced great moments in recent years. We have experienced the retirements of Serena Williams and Roger Federer. Rafael Nadal spoke openly about all his problems... Everyone has an idea of ​​how they want to end their career: my idea is that it happens at Wimbledon. Obviously there is also the Olympics, but I would like to have the opportunity to play here one more time . I'm looking for a worthy conclusion and then moving on. I want to play on Center Court and feel that adrenaline again. Double with my brother Jamie? I have already talked about it with my brother, we are aware of the situation. It's not easy for my family either, all the people close to me want to see me play here again, we've overcome all this together," added the Briton.

His brother Jamie, now director of the ATP 500 at Queen's, spoke to the BBC about Andy's situation: "He saw a specialist yesterday afternoon and is trying to decide what his next step will be. I don't think it's right for me to evaluate what to do, that's up to him, but I think he has to make decisions. Obviously it's very disappointing for him that this is his last time at Queen's, his last Wimbledon and his last Olympics, and there's a chance it won't be. I think he has to make some decisions and see how he turns out."

Murray was due to play singles and doubles with his brother Jamie at Wimbledon. and then moved his attention to the Paris Olympics. We remember that Andy Murray wrote history by winning Olympic gold for two consecutive editions of the Games, London 2012 and Rio de Janeiro 2016. A feat never achieved by anyone else in the history of the men's tennis tournament.

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