July 24, 2024
Andy Murray

Andy Murray of Britain waves to applause from the crowd as he retires due to injury from his match against Jordan Thompson of Australia during their men’s singles match on day five of The Queen’s Club tennis tournament, in London, Wednesday, June 19, 2024. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

LONDON (AP) — Andy Murray will undergo a “surgical procedure” on his back Saturday before the former No. 1 makes a decision about trying to play at Wimbledon or the Paris Olympics.

The 37-year-old Murray retired from his second-round match at Queen’s Club on Wednesday because of back pain — the latest in a series of injuries that have slowed the two-time Wimbledon champion.

Murray, who has signaled his intention to retire later this year, stopped playing while trailing Jordan Thompson 4-1. He said he was experiencing problems with his right leg even before getting to the court.

After three games, Murray received treatment on his surgically repaired right hip, right knee and lower back.

His management team confirmed that he’d have the procedure Saturday. No other details were provided.

First-round play at the All England Club starts July 1.

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