Andy Murray pulls out of planned return, hopeful over Wimbledon

Andy Murray back on court and hoping to be fit in time for Wimbledon

Murray hasn't played since last year's Wimbledon due to a hip issue.

As World Environment Day got underway on 5 June, Andy Murray joined forces with sponsor, Jaguar Cars, to launch the manufacturer's new electric auto, the I-PACE.

Murray won championships at the All England Club in 2013, becoming the first British man to win that tournament in 77 years, and again in 2016.

The only complete match he has played in the interim was at his fundraising "Andy Murray Live" event in Glasgow, where he was beaten by Roger Federer.

With Wimbledon fast approaching, Murray, who has slipped to 47th in the world, said he had returned to training and playing the grass-court season remained his aim.

Murray said in a video at a promotional appearance for a auto sponsor released on Tuesday (Wednesday NZ Time) that he recently began training again after having surgery in January.

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His mother, Judy, revealed this week that he had gone back on court, and the player confirmed that on Tuesday, sounding a little more upbeat than he has for some time.

And the 31-year-old has delayed that expected return, withdrawing from next week's event in 's-Hertogenbosch.

He said: 'It is with regret I won't be ready to play in Hertogenbosch.

"It's been very slow", he said in a promotional video for one of his sponsors.

Murray has reached the quarter-finals or better at Wimbledon for 10 consecutive years. Still limping, he lost that, too, to Roberto Bautista Agut.Murray keeps saying that he "hopes" to be able to play during the grass court season, particularly in SW19, but every delay to his comeback make those goals seem less attainable. To come back too early and risk another setback after 11 months of frustration would be just plain daft.

"I'm hoping I will be there [in contention at Wimbledon] but Roger Federer has obviously got a phenomenal record on grass. He'll definitely be up there as one of the favourites".

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