Sir Andy Murray ‘will NOT play at Wimbledon this summer and is also a major doubt for the Paris Olympics’ following an operation on a spinal cyst

  • Sir Andy Murray has been ruled out of the 2024 Wimbledon Championships
  • The 37-year-old former champion recently underwent surgery on a spinal cyst
  • Murray may also be unable to play for Team GB at this summer’s Paris Olympics 

Sir Andy Murray is likely to miss Wimbledon this summer and therefore may have played his final match at SW19.

The 37-year-old – who is a two-time men’s singles champion at the All England Club – had been expected to bid farewell to Wimbledon after this year’s Championships.

However, according to The Telegraph, Murray has been ruled out of the tournament after undergoing an operation on a spinal cyst.

His recovery time following the operation is said to be around six weeks, making him a major doubt for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

Mail Sport understands Murray’s team is expected to make an official announcement on his condition on Monday.

Murray entered Queen’s this week in a bid to prepare for Wimbledon. He kicked off with a 6-3 3-6 6-3 win over Alexei Popyrin on Tuesday. But he then retired during the first set of his round of 16 clash with Jordan Thompson the following day.

Andy Murray retired against Jordan Thompson at Queen’s after just five games on Wednesday

Murray later explained that nerve pain he had been experiencing in his back spread to his right leg just before he came on court against Thompson, effectively immobilising him.

‘I had loss of power in my right leg. So loss of motor control, had no coordination. Yeah, couldn’t move,’ the Scot said.

On his treatment options, he added at the time: ‘I didn’t necessarily get my right side of my back treated after the French Open, because I have, like all tennis players, we have degenerative joints and stuff in the back, but it’s all predominantly been left-sided for me for pretty much my whole career. I have never had too many issues with the right side.

‘So maybe there is something that can be done between now and then, you know, to help the right side.’