Andy Murray shares bittersweet Wimbledon news on Day 2

Murray reached pivotal decisions about his play at Wimbledon this year and beyond
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Andy Murray opened Day 2 of Wimbledon by sharing bittersweet news. Because of his back injury, he is forced to pull out of the singles competition. Murray also confirmed that this will be his final Wimbledon, and he will play it out on the doubles court with his brother Jamie Murray.

Murray, 37, has been working diligently to be healthy enough to play in singles and doubles at this year's Wimbledon, but it was not meant to be.

Fans are saddened but not surprised by the news and grateful that he is able to play doubles.

Andy Murray's legacy at Wimbledon

Murray gave British fans what they waited for, a Brit lifting the Wimbledon trophy two times. The All England Club named Henman Hill after British great Tim Henman who was not able to achieve that level of greatness so we cannot imagine how they will honor Murray after his playing days have officially ended.

Murray gave the fans an Olympic gold medal in 2012 when the London Olympic tennis was played at Wimbledon (one of his two Olympic gold medals). He is one of the best and had he not existed in the generation with Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic, he would have ended his career with more than three Grand Slam titles.

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It is unclear if there will be plans to honor Murray at his final Wimbledon. Prior to the tournament, it was reported that the tournament would honor Murray's wishes on how he wanted things handled. Murray has not publicly stated what he would be comfortable with.

British fans will pack Centre Court when Jamie Murray and Andy Murray take the court this fortnight. All tennis fans want Murray's final run at Wimbledon to be a long one so that we can enjoy his game for as long as possible.

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