Murray withdraws from exhibition match because of sore hip

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Nevertheless, two showdowns on grass, only one of which can be deemed competitive, is not the prelude Murray will have hoped for as he bids for a third Wimbledon title and fourth grand slam in total.

Andy and Jamie Murray could seek to cap their glittering careers by teaming up to win a Wimbledon doubles title, according to their mother Judy.

Fears that Andy Murray may not be 100% fit to defend his Wimbledon title were sparked on Tuesday (27 June) after the world number one withdrew from an exhibition match against Lucas Pouille at the Aspall Tennis Classic due to a sore hip.

"Yeah, I think one day we will probably try to play at Wimbledon".

The 31-year-old Murray said his relationship with Soares has grown over the past 18 months and the duo are looking to finish the season strongly.

The decision was described as a precaution, with Murray still planning to play the second match against an as-yet-unnamed opponent in west London on Friday. "Of course it helps that we have a good relationship as we spend all our days together".

Last year, Andy and Jamie became the first brothers to top the world rankings in singles and doubles at the same time.

"At the moment while they're happy and healthy they're quite happy doing their own thing - but I'm pretty sure you'll see them playing Wimbledon together before they end their careers".