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Andy Murray pulls out of Wimbledon

The Brit was slated to play Benoit Paire of France in the first round on Tuesday

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Former world number one, Andy Murray has pulled out of Wimbledon on the eve of the start of the event.

Murray, who’s struggled with injuries since the start of the 2017 season has now been sidelined in four straight Grand Slam events.

The Brit, who won Wimbledon in 2013 and 2016 had this to say:

“It’s with regret I’m withdrawing from Wimbledon. I’ve made significant progress in practice and matches over the last ten days, 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. We did everything we could to try to be ready in time.

“I will start practising on the hard courts from tomorrow and continuing with my rehab and recovery and I’m looking forward to the US hardcourt season. Thanks for all the messages of support and I’m excited to finally be back playing after so long out.”

Murray’s spot in the draw will now be taken by Jason Jung of Taiwan, who lost in qualifying.

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