London | Murray to have a ‘procedure’

Andy Murray’s immediate future remains uncertain and his brother Jamie, the tournament director at the cinch Championships, wouldn’t be drawn on Friday to elaborate on the injury that forced him to retire from his second-round match against Jordan Thompson.

“He [Andy] saw a specialist yesterday evening and he’s basically trying to decide what his next move is,” Jamie Murray said on the BBC.

“I don’t think it’s right for me to go into that personally, that’s up to him, but I think he has got a few decisions to make.

“It’s obviously incredibly disappointing for him that this was potentially going to be his last Queen’s, last Wimbledon and Olympics, and there’s a potential that that might not be able to happen.

“I think he’s got to make a few decisions and see where he goes from there.”

However, the three-time grand slam champion is set to have a ‘procedure’ on his back on Saturday in an attempt to resolve that problem.

In hindsight Murray admitted he shouldn’t have gone on court as he felt the problem when walking out to the court only to retire after five games with an injury to his lower back.

“During my pre-match warm-up I was pretty uncomfortable, and then I walked up the stairs, just before going on the court, I didn’t have the normal strength in my right leg,” Murray admitted. “It was not a usual feeling.

“Then the first two balls I hit in the warm-up, my right leg, it was so uncoordinated. I had no coordination. Then my right leg just was not working properly.

“In hindsight, I wish I hadn’t gone on there because it was pretty awkward for everyone.

“There is nothing I could do, and then there is part of you that wants to go out there and see if it gets better, you know, and maybe feel better with a bit of treatment or something, but that wasn’t the case.”

Murray who had already indicated that this year’s Wimbledon and the Olympic Games in Paris would likely be his last as a professional player, is now racing against time to try and be fit for those events.



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