Judy Murray's two-word response after Emma Raducanu's Wimbledon doubles withdrawal

Emma Raducanu has been forced to pull out of the mixed doubles.
-Credit: (Image: Rob Newell/Getty Images)


Andy Murray's Wimbledon career came to an end after Emma Raducanu pulled out of the mixed doubles.

Britain’s former US open champion reported some stiffness in her right wrist after she had an operation last year - and decided not to risk it playing doubles, although she is set to play her fourth round singles tie against Lulu Sun, reports the Mirror.

Under Championship rules, Murray is not allowed to seek an alternative partner at only hours’ notice, so there will be no curtain call for the two-time Wimbledon champion on Court No.1 this evening. That means his emotional farewell with brother Jamie in the men’s doubles on Thursday night was the full stop in his SW19 career.

One broadcaster labelled Raducanu's decision as "astonishing" on social media and said, "it means Murray has played his last match at Wimbledon.

"Oh dear," his mother, Judy, simply responded: "Yes, astonishing".

Raducanu’s team had private reservations about the 21-year-old featuring in the doubles with Murray and wanted her to protect her old injury.

However, the decision was effectively made for all concerned when Raducanu reported: “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.”

In between the rain delays, Raducanu pitched up for her practice session at Wimbledon sporting a patriotic England shirt in support of the Three Lions ahead of their Euro 2024 quarterfinal with Switzerland in Dusseldorf.

There was a tell-tale sign of her wrist problem, with protective white strapping visible under her blue wristband.

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