Murray withdraws from Wimbledon

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While Murray's rivals are beginning their Wimbledon campaigns, the 31-year-old will hit the hard courts on Monday in preparation for the American summer, with his next tournament scheduled to be the Citi Open in Washington, starting on July 30.

Unsuccessful in trying to return to competition, Murray opted to have hip surgery in January, and he has played just three matches since returning from the procedure.

He said during the BBC coverage on day one: "On one hand, what do you have to lose? I'm sure we're still going to have a great championships".

He will be withdrawing from the tournament, he said, as him and his team feel it's too soon to play best-of-5 set matches.

The two-time Wimbledon victor was due to play Benoit Paire in the first round but has decided not to risk his fitness.

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"I've been fortunate enough to become a member at the All England Club and I've spent more time here and it's become more comfortable when I walk in".

Two-time champion Murray announced his withdrawal from the championships, saying he needs to continue his rehab and recovery following hip surgery.

'We did everything we could to try to be ready in time.

The former British number one, a two-time victor at Wimbledon, said it was "too soon" to play five-match sets following his return from injury.

Murray said he took the decision "with regret" and thanked people for their messages of support.

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Despite her defeat in sweltering heat on Court 12, the 21-year-old Londoner acquitted herself well against Pliskova, surviving a leg injury and some off-court treatment to take the second set.

"I didn't feel good before Wimbledon a year ago but chose to play".

"I feel for him - but he would be the first to say that the Championships are about more than one player".

This week, again on grass, Murray beat fellow three-time major champion Stan Wawrinka, before losing to countryman Kyle Edmund.

Jason Jung, a lucky loser from Chinese Taipei, will replace Murray in the draw.

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