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Will Andy Murray play at Wimbledon?

After leaving it until the 11th hour before deciding on his Wimbledon participation, former world number one Andy Murray has confirmed he will only play in this year's doubles, withdrawing from the singles draw.

Murray has already said that he plans to retire later this year and he is desperate to give his farewell to a British crowd that has given him so much support, but following a recent injury, has only committed himself to doubles with brother Jamie.

The 37-year-old has won two of his three Grand Slam titles at Wimbledon, but he has just returned to training after having a procedure on a back issue.

Murray not confident on recovery time

Injuries have been a common theme in the career of Murray and his latest setback saw him have surgery on a spinal cyst after retiring at Queen's Club earlier this month.

Murray had recorded a three-set win in his opening-round match with Alexei Popyrin, but was forced to retire when trailing 4-1 in his first set in his second contest with Jordan Thompson.

Before his back issue sustained at Queen's, the Scot intended to play in the singles and doubles - alongside brother Jamie - at Wimbledon.

The siblings are set to play doubles for the first time at Wimbledon, having been handed a wildcard entry.

Because the doubles doesn’t start until Wednesday, Murray gets extra preparation time to play later in the week.

Murray has had a remarkable career

Murray deserves the opportunity to wave farewell to Wimbledon on his own terms, especially with what he has given to British tennis in the strongest era ever.

Despite having to mix it with the likes of Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal amongst others, Murray has been able to claim 46 titles which includes three at Grand Slam level.

As well as winning the US Open in 2012, Murray won Wimbledon in both 2013 and 2016, while he was also an eight-time runner-up in Grand Slams.

You can also add in back-to-back singles gold medals at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, as well as helping Great Britain to Davis Cup glory in 2015.

That is a remarkable achievement and he has been a true inspiration for British tennis, which is something up-and-coming players such as Draper and Emma Raducanu can learn from.

But, having failed to go beyond the third round of a Grand Slam since making the quarter-final at Wimbledon in 2017, Murray may feel that it is in best interests to leave his legacy behind sooner rather than later.

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