Andy Murray: Is this the beginning of the end for double Wimbledon champion?
Fans are worried about Britain star tennis player, former world number one, and three times Grand Slam champion Andy Murray’s career. Murray was left out of the game due to injury in last year’s Wimbledon quarterfinal. Surprisingly two days back he quit from the season’s first tournament at Brisbane open. And he shocked fans that he is also quitting from Grand Slam in the Australian Open.
“Sadly I won’t be playing in Melbourne this year, as I am not yet ready to compete,” said Murray, 30, who will fly back from Australia to London and “assess all the options”.
“I appreciate all the messages of support and I hope to be back playing soon,” Murray added.
Last year after losing match Sam Querry in Wimbledon quarterfinal he came to 16th rank in ranking. The Australian Open will begin on June 15. With absence of Murray there will be tough fight between Spain’s Rafael Nadal and Swiss star Roger Federer.
Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley said: “We are fully aware that Andy has been going through a difficult period with his hip and that he’s done everything possible to prepare for the Australian summer.
“Personally, I also know that Andy loves tennis and would do anything to play. This is a very hard decision for Andy and we totally respect it.”