Andy Murray Out of Queens Club with Thumb Injury

Artois Championships Queens ClubThe thumb injury that Andy Murray picked up in his match with against Ernests Gulbis has forced him to withdraw from his quarter finals match with Andy Roddick at the Artois Championships at Queens Club.

With Wimbledon fast approaching, Murray will not risk for harm to his thumb, that was sprained during one of many slips on the very damp center court at Queens club yesterday in his 3rd match.

In Murray and Roddick’s last match on the ATP tour, it was Roddcick who needed to retire hurt.

Last night Murray said

I’m pretty concerned about it right now. You know, if I can’t, you know, sign autographs or whatever, then I guess it’s not great. You know, it’s not really affecting my gripping too much.  But it’s more the sort of little things that you don’t realize you’re doing on the court.  When I’m trying to, you know, spin my racket in between shots, like pretty much all of the guys do, that’s hurting it.  You know, sometimes when I’m throwing the ball up to serve, it’s a little bit sore at the start of my service motion. But I didn’t feel it too much during the points.  It was more when I was finished.  I guess that’s ’cause I was thinking about it more.  But, yeah, pretty concerned about it.

Andy Murray Thumb Injury at Queens ClubMurray should have no problems with competing appearing at Wimbledon and the move seems more of protection of a potentially serious injury rather than actually being unable to play. spectators at Queens Club may feel let down by this decision, though the BBC and Wimbledon will thankful as both will want a fully fit Andy Murray competing.

Today after he announced he would be pulling out, Murray added,

I hit a few balls this morning but I felt some pain and discomfort on my backhand and after the doctors did a scan, I decided not to risk playing. There is plenty of great tennis to see in the tournament and I’m very sorry if people feel let down but I think it is the sensible thing to do. I did not want to aggravate the injury and I am sure it will be absolutely fine for Wimbledon.