Wimbledon 2018: Andy Murray leaving his SW19 decision until the last minute… with the draw Friday at 10am

ANDY MURRAY is taking his Wimbledon decision to the wire.

Murray said he would make the call on taking part before this morning’s draw for the Championships, which will begin at 10am.

 Andy Murray will decide on his Wimbledon status at the last moment

Getty
Andy Murray will decide on his Wimbledon status at the last moment

But it remains possible that the two-time champion will let his name go into the bag yet then decide before his first-round match not to play.

That would not go down well with All England chiefs and with the sport as a whole.

Rafael Nadal was annoyed with Murray last summer when the Scot’s last-minute decision to pull out of the US Open, after the draw had taken place, mucked up the seedings and left Nadal on collision course with Roger Federer.

If Murray were to pull out after the Wimbledon draw and replaced by a lucky loser from qualifying, it would cause fewer problems because he is not seeded.

 Andy Murray could yet pull out of Wimbledon, even if he goes into the draw

PA:Press Association
Andy Murray could yet pull out of Wimbledon, even if he goes into the draw

But it would still cause some disruption and go against Murray’s own vow not to turn up at a tournament again if he was not sure of playing.

The former world No1 made the pledge after having to make a late withdrawal from the Brisbane Open in January.

Murray then had keyhole surgery on his right hip and said: “I want to come back when I’m fit and ready to play, not get into a situation like in Brisbane or New York, where I’m unsure when I turn up at a tournament how fit I am.

“I want to know when I come back that I’m ready.”

Andy Murray opens up about enjoying the suffering during his Tennis comeback

 Most recently, Andy Murray lost to Kyle Edmund at Eastbourne

AFP
Most recently, Andy Murray lost to Kyle Edmund at Eastbourne

Murray’s mum Judy certainly expected her son to make a decision yesterday.

Judy said: “He'll have to make his mind up today because they are making the draw tomorrow.

“He's dipped his toe in the water in the last couple of weeks to try and get some matches and see where his body is at.

"I guess it will depend on how he feels towards the end of the day, if he feels he is ready for five-set matches, so who knows?"

Andy Murray trains at Queens as he remains undecided on comeback date ahead of Wimbledon

ANDY MURRAY is taking his Wimbledon decision to the wire.