Judy Murray aims fresh dig at Emma Raducanu as Andy Murray 'absolutely devastated' by Wimbledon exit

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Andy Murray’s mum appears to have aimed another dig at Emma Raducanu on social media after her son’s last hope of a win at Wimbledon was dashed. Raducanu, 21, had been supposed to play the mixed doubles tournament with Murray yesterday.

But she pulled out hours before what could have been the two-time SW19 champion’s final match ever at the tournament. Judy Murray took to Instagram to share a quote from one of Murray’s former mixed doubles partners, the great Serena Williams.

Murray and Williams teamed up at SW19 in 2019, reaching the third round. “Playing mixed doubles by your side was one of the highlights of my life,” the quote read, in a potential dig at Raducanu. “I’m so grateful I had that experience.”

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Raducanu pulled out due to an injury. She revealed her wrist was too sore to play. The decision came after the 2021 U.S. Open champion reached the fourth round of the women’s singles on Friday.

A statement from the Raducanu camp said: “Unfortunately I woke up with some stiffness in my right wrist this morning, so therefore I have decided to make the very tough decision to withdraw from the mixed doubles tonight. I’m disappointed as I was really looking forward to playing with Andy but got to take care.”

Judy Murray has earlier issued a two-word comment showing her shock at the decision. The 64-year-old, who coached Andy in his early days, reacted ito sports presenter Marcus Buckland’s statement, which read: “Astonishing news that Emma Raducanu has withdrawn from her mixed doubles match with Andy Murray. She’s citing soreness in her right wrist. It means Murray has played his last match at Wimbledon. Oh dear!”

Judy Murray issued a short, two-word response to Buckland. “Yes, astonishing,” she replied.

It was reported by the PA Sports agency on Saturday evening that Murray was "absolutely devastated" to miss out on his final Wimbledon appearance.

Raducanu is due to play her fourth-round singles match today against Lulu Sun.