02 July, 2017
Murray was scheduled to play on Friday but has pulled out of action citing a "sore hip".
"The guys who beat Stan, Milos and Andy had played qualifying or the previous week at a tournament.It's not that surprising to see those guys lose to a guy who had already been on grass for two weeks or played two or three matches".
World No1 Sir Andy Murray's stuttering preparations for his Wimbledon defence suffered another blow after he was forced to withdraw from his first exhibition clash at the Hurlingham Club through injury.
Murray was hitting and serving smoothly but in between rallies limped, grimaced and occasionally bent over in apparent pain.
"Sadly I won't be ready to play at The Hurlingham tomorrow", Murray, 30, said in a brief statement. I'm practising again later.
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After completing a second session at Aorangi Park, Murray added: "The session was good".
But mum Judy is confident her boy will be fit and firing.
"Our seasons are very long".
That was a significant interruption to his preparation for Wimbledon but he said it would give him more quality training time with his coach, Ivan Lendl, who made a decision to stay on in Europe after the French Open rather than return briefly to Florida.
Murray is facing hard times for the last one year and after an early exit from the French Open, the British player is searching to regain his form.