“He definitely deserves a great farewell from his favorite tournament,” Djokovic expresses support for Murray ahead of Wimbledon 2024

Sunday, 30 June 2024 at 21:30
In the lead-up to Wimbledon 2024, Novak Djokovic expressed his support for Andy Murray following the recent surgery he underwent. The Scottish player had low back surgery on June 22 after withdrawing from the round of 16 at the Queen’s Club Championships against Jordan Thompson.
There is still uncertainty regarding Murray's health status, but just a week after the surgery and at 37 years old, there are clear doubts about whether the three-time Grand Slam champion will be in competitive shape when he debuts on Tuesday at SW19 against Czech player Tomas Machac.

Djokovic hopes for Murray's fitness at Wimbledon

Djokovic finds himself in a similar situation to Murray, having undergone knee surgery three weeks ago. The Serbian withdrew before playing the quarterfinals of the French Open against Casper Ruud and quickly went into surgery a couple of days later in an attempt to be in the best form for Wimbledon.
The 24-time Grand Slam champion arrived at the All England Club over a week ago and was quickly seen on the court, playing some tiebreaks and practice sets against Federico Coria, Frances Tiafoe, and Jannik Sinner. He even defeated Daniil Medvedev in an exhibition in Hurlingham two days ago.
While the Serbian finishes his preparations for the tournament, he shared his thoughts on Andy Murray's physical condition: “I hear he underwent surgery a week ago, or maybe less than a week ago,” Novak Djokovic said. “The fact that he can hit the ball is a great sign. He definitely deserves a great farewell from his favorite tournament, the tournament that he won twice. He won the Olympic Games here; he is definitely a legend of our sport.”
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Andy Murray at 2023 Wimbledon first round.
“He should finish on his own terms, whether this is the last tournament for him here in Wimbledon or he’s going to still play. That’s up to him, really. We all hope that he is going to be physically fit enough to finish on his own terms, and I wish him all the best.”
According to Murray in the last few hours, he will have one final on-court test on Monday before deciding whether he will participate in the first round of Wimbledon. The former world No. 1 is reportedly overcoming back pain but mentioned that he has not regained the sensations in his right leg due to the surgery.

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