AceShowbiz - Tennis ace Andy Murray has pulled out of Wimbledon on the eve of the London tournament.
The former champion, 31, has revealed he's not yet fully recovered from hip surgery he underwent in January, and has been advised not to compete.
In a Facebook note to fans on Sunday, July 01, he wrote: "It is with a heavy heart that I'm announcing that I'll be withdrawing from Wimbledon this year.
"I've made significant progress in practice and matches over the last ten days, but after lengthy discussions with my team, we’ve decided that playing best of five set matches might be a bit too soon in the recovery process. We did everything we could to try to be ready in time.
"I will start practising on the hard courts from tomorrow and continuing with my rehab and recovery and I'm looking forward to the U.S. hardcourt season... Thanks for all the messages of support and I’m excited to finally be back playing after so long out".