Murray Rules Himself Out Of Wimbledon
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British number one Andy Murray has ruled himself out of Wimbledon, a day after saying he was expecting to play in the tournament.
Despite remaining optimistic about his chances until the eve of the tournament, he has failed to recover from the wrist injury he suffered last month.
An indoor session at Roehampton convinced the 20-year-old he could not risk taking on Ecuador's Nicolas Lapentti in the first round.
A statement from Murray read: "I have done everything possible to get ready for Wimbledon. I have played practice sets the last few days but still cannot hit a topspin forehand properly.
"It has been six weeks of really hard work but I'm not 100% ready. The wrist is a very important part of tennis and there are a number of players who have made the decision to come back too soon and ended up with long-term injuries and I do not want to take the risk and make the same mistake.
"The doctor has advised me not to play and that I probably need about 10 days to be ready. Unfortunately, I don't think it is going to rain for the next 10 days.
"I love playing Wimbledon because of the great support I get from the British public and that is what I will miss the most."