British tennis star Andy Murray has withdrawn from the men’s doubles competition at Queen’s 2023, citing exhaustion as the primary cause.
The 36-year-old recently clinched consecutive grass-court championships at Surbiton and Nottingham earlier this month, but fell short in the first round of the singles competition at Queen’s on Tuesday.
Despite his early exit from the singles event, where he was defeated by Alex de Minaur, the Scot advised against an “overreaction”.
He was set to partner with Cameron Norrie, the British number one, in the doubles. Both players are in preparation for Wimbledon, scheduled to commence on 3 July.
Norrie remains in the singles competition at Queen’s, where he is set to battle Australian player Jordan Thompson for a spot in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.
The pair of Murray and Norrie were slated to compete against fellow Brit Joe Salisbury and his American counterpart Rajeev Ram, who hold the third seed.
Andre Goransson and Ben McLachlan have been designated as their replacements in the draw.