Boris Becker's disappointment as Raducanu withdraws from Wimbledon

Sunday, 07 July 2024 at 16:30
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Former world number one Boris Becker has expressed disappointment after Britain’s Emma Raducanu withdrew from the mixed doubles category at Wimbledon. The third Grand Slam of the year is approaching its business end, and the remaining players are showcasing their talent to secure the ultimate prize.
This year’s Wimbledon was special as it was set to feature the former world number one Andy Murray for the last time. The 37-year-old, often regarded as the greatest British player in the history of men’s tennis in the singles category, has struggled with consistent fitness struggles throughout his career. For this reason, he announced his retirement from professional tennis in 2018 after the Australian Open but made a stunning return to the court just months later.
Earlier this year, Murray announced that he would like to retire from professional tennis for the last time as he once again started to struggle with fitness concerns. That announcement put all the focus on Wimbledon 2024, which has been Murray’s favourite competition, having lifted the title two times.
However, he suffered a massive blow in pursuing his plans with an injury during the Queen’s ATP Championship which forced him to withdraw from the singles category. After withdrawing from the singles category, Murray announced that he would take part in the men’s doubles category with his brother Jamie and in the mixed doubles category with Raducanu.
While his men’s doubles journey was short lived as he and his brother lost to Australia’s pair of John Peers and Rinky Hijikata in straight sets, the double’s event did not go ahead as planned. The reason was that Raducanu decided to withdraw from the category because of a wrist injury.
Becker, in a post on his official account on the social media platform X — previously known as Twitter — expressed disappointment about the development. “Why don’t you asked Andy or Judy, how they feel about this…@Wimbledon,” he wrote.

🗣️ Emma Raducanu "Unfortunately I woke up with some stiffness in my right wrist, so therefore I have decided to make the very tough decision to withdraw from the mixed doubles tonight. I’m disappointed as I was really looking forward to playing with Andy but got to take care."

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