Andy Murray 'still to make decision' on Wimbledon farewell after surgery

The Scot underwent surgery on a spinal cyst on Saturday.

A decision is yet to be made on a potential Wimbledon farewell for Andy Murray, the tennis icon’s team has said.

The Scot underwent surgery on a spinal cyst on Saturday prompting fears the 37-year-old won’t be fit for one last dance at SW19 which is due to begin next week.

Murray withdrew from his second-round match against Jordan Thompson at Queen’s on Wednesday and could face up to six weeks out, sparking concern about his fitness for the Paris Olympics.

However, an update from his team said no decision has been finalised on whether or not he can compete at Wimbledon.

A statement from Murray’s team read: “Following his surgery on Saturday, Andy is continuing to work with his medical team to confirm when he will return to the court.

“At this stage, no decisions have been made and we will update further as soon as anything has been finalised.”

Murray struggled from the start against Thompson at Queen’s on Wednesday and pulled out after only five games.

He described feeling a weakness in his right leg and losing coordination. He sought on-court treatment after three games but soon decided he could not continue.

Murray has suffered from back injuries in the past, having undergone surgery in 2013, while also suffering from soreness in recent weeks.

Queen’s – a tournament he has won five times – was just his fourth event back in action following almost two months out with an ankle issue.

He said last week finishing his career at Wimbledon or the Olympics would be fitting for him, given he has won both competitions twice.

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