Judy Murray's tense two-word response after Emma Raducanu pulls out of Wimbledon doubles

Judy Murray, mother of Andy Murray
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Andy Murray's Wimbledon career is over after Emma Raducanu announced she would no longer play with him in the mixed doubles. Emma, 21, underwent double wrist surgery last year and informed fans she was not well enough to play today.

She wrote: "Unfortunately I woke up with some stiffness in my right wrist this morning, so I have taken the very tough decision to withdraw from the mixed doubles. I'm disappointed as I was really looking forward to playing with Andy, but I've got to take care."

This year's Wimbledon was Andy's swansong at 37 as he intends to retire after participating in the Paris Olympic Games later this summer. His mother Judy, who has coached both her professional tennis-star sons early in their careers, was clearly shocked by the withdrawal.

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She expressed her shock at Raducanu's withdrawal from the competition, responding to a social media post about the news with: "Yes, astonishing".

A PA report suggests that Andy is 'devastated' by the sudden turn of events. Earlier this week, he gave an emotional Centre Court farewell during an interview with Sue Barker but was scheduled to continue play on Court One alongside Raducanu before she decided to pull out.

Andy Murray's Wimbledon career is over -Credit:Getty
Andy Murray's Wimbledon career is over -Credit:Getty

He was forced to cancel his appearance in the men's singles due to an injury and instead played with brother, Jamie, in the men's doubles. The brothers though tasted defeat against Australian pair John Peers and Rinky Hijikata, losing in straight sets on Thursday.

Due to the tournament's regulations, Andy is unable to continue in the doubles competition with a new partner, marking an anticlimactic conclusion to his final appearance at the All England Club.