Andy Murray pulls out of planned return, hopeful over Wimbledon

Andy Murray in action

Murray hasn't played competitively since last year's Wimbledon tournament when he was knocked out in the quarter-finals.

With Wimbledon fast approaching, Murray, who has slipped to 47th in the world, said he had returned to training and playing the grass-court season remained his aim.

Murray said his recovery has "been very slow" and is taking "a lot longer than I think me or any of my team kind of expected at the beginning".

He said in a video shot at a promotional appearance for a auto sponsor that he recently began training again and is still hoping to play on the grass.

Andy Murray, two-time Wimbledon champion has fulfilled his promise to "go electric", by becoming one of the first owners of the 2019 Jaguar I-Pace electric vehicle.

Murray has twice won Wimbledon, in 2013 and 2016, and also won the 2012 US Open. "Roger Federer has got a phenomenal record on grass, he'll definitely be up there as one of the favourites".

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If all goes well, the three-time Grand Slam champion might feature in a couple of tune-up events on grass before participating at the Wimbledon in July. "You never know. It depends a little bit on the draw".

"He is not a stranger to rehabilitation and this one has taken longer than anyone probably expected and certainly longer than he would have liked", said Judy.

"He knows what he still wants to achieve in the game".

Judy Murray said her son was now back on the practice courts, though she warned he would not rush back. You are not going to come back and start where you left off.

"He will be guided by his body and how he feels".

But the former world No 1 has now made a decision to pull out over concerns he isn't 100 per cent fit.

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