Andy Murray says it is highly unlikely he will be playing in the singles at Wimbledon this summer.
Former world number one Murray, who suggested he could be forced to retire when speaking at the Australian Open in January, has been slowly working his way back from a second hip operation.
The Scottish star has been making positive steps over the last couple of weeks and there were claims he could be back in time for the event at the All England Club in July.
However, the 32-year-old has cast doubts over his participation at SW19, revealing playing doubles is his only realistic chance of competing at Wimbledon.
Murray told The Times: “I would say there is very little chance I would play singles during the grass (season).
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Potentially doubles, but I’m not trying to get ready for singles just now. “The thing I said before was that, if I wasn’t feeling good, there was more chance that I would play and then stop after Wimbledon.
Whereas if it’s feeling good, it makes a bit more sense to give it time to make sure that it’s as good as possible before I try to play singles on it. “Because I’ve only just started moving now, to get ready for the grass singles-wise, I would have to be doing that for two and a half to three weeks before Queen’s, and that would only give me five or six days of building up to start running properly. It’s not enough time.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.