Andy Murray withdraws from exhibition match with hip problem

Suffolk tennis talent Lucas Walker misses out in Road to Wimbledon qualifying

World No1 Sir Andy Murray's stuttering preparations for his Wimbledon defence suffered another blow after he was forced to withdraw from his first exhibition clash at the Hurlingham Club through injury.

He is still planning to return to the Hurlingham, in south-west London, on Friday for one last attempt at a practice match.

"Yeah, I think one day we will probably try to play at Wimbledon".

The Murray camp, though, have downplayed the severity of the latest setback, insisting it is no more than "slight soreness in the hip" and his withdrawal today from a non-ranking match is only precautionary.

"We have been playing together for 18 months now and hope we keep playing together and finish the year as strong as we can".

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Jamie's win made up for Andy's unexpected first round loss in the singles at Queens Club earlier in the week.

Andy and Jamie led Britain to Davis Cup glory in 2015 but rarely team up on the circuit, largely due to Andy's singles commitments.

With Judy Murray recently tipping her sons to "have a crack at Wimbledon" before the end of their careers, Jamie also refused to rule out the possibility of teaming up with his younger brother.

"I imagine when he starts to get a bit older and his level drops off a bit, we might have a go in the doubles one day". "I don't know when that might happen but at the moment I'm happy playing with Bruno".

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