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He is not as prepared as usual as the grass-court Grand Slam tournament's Monday start approaches, having played a total of three matches all year after recently returning from hip surgery.

Tennis star Andy Murray has pulled out of Wimbledon, which is set to kick off tomorrow (July 2).

He said during the BBC coverage on day one: "On one hand, what do you have to lose?"

'But, after lengthy discussions with my team and with a heavy heart, we've decided that playing best-of-five-set matches might be a bit too soon in the recovery process'.

He beat Murray, back at Wimbledon after almost a year on the sidelines, for the first time at Eastbourne last week but lost to world number 90 Mikhail Kukushkin in the next round.

August 26, 2017 - After pulling out of two Masters events and losing his world No 1 ranking to Rafael Nadal, Murray travels to NY intending to return at the US Open. While Murray looked good at times, he said on Sunday that he wasn't ready to compete in a Grand Slam event. You obviously gain stuff physically by playing matches and obviously ultimately that's the best test for you is to play competitive matches.

"But I want to play for a couple more years and hopefully be back competing at the top of the game and I need to bear that in mind when I am making decisions right now as well".

September 6, 2017 - Murray heads home for further consultations with a number of hip specialists then announces he is likely to miss the rest of the year but is hoping to avoid surgery. The 19-year-old was playing at Wimbledon for the second time after being given a wild card. "But, you know, again, it just takes time". I mean, I think at Queens, I'm pretty sure he served in the two matches after he played me I think he served over 30 aces in back-to-back matches.

Tournament organisers have announced that "lucky loser" Jason Jung from Chinese Taipei will replace Murray in the main draw.

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