LONDON: Andy Murray has been compelled to tug out of Queen´s on account of an stomach damage, however stays hopeful of being match sufficient to compete at Wimbledon later this month.
The three-time Grand Slam champion underwent a scan on Monday which confirmed a pressure to his left stomach suffered in dropping the ultimate of the Stuttgart Open to Matteo Berrettini on Sunday.
“After having a scan this afternoon, an stomach damage means I gained´t be match to compete at Queen´s this yr,” stated Murray, a five-time winner on the London occasion.
“The event means rather a lot to me and it´s disappointing to not compete, particularly after enjoying some good matches on the grass already.”
Murray skipped the French Open to focus on the grass-court season with deep runs in Stuttgart and Surbiton per week earlier lifting him again into the world´s prime 50.
Wimbledon begins on June 27.
On the courtroom, British primary Cameron Norrie was overwhelmed within the first spherical as former winner Grigor Dimitrov obtained the higher of a three-set contest 6-7 (2/7), 6-1, 6-4.
Norrie was runner-up on the Wimbledon warm-up occasion final yr and got here to Queen´s on the again of a nice clay-court season which noticed him break into the world´s prime 10 for the primary time.
However, regardless of taking a decent first set after a tie-break, Norrie was instantly pegged again because the skilled Bulgarian discovered his rhythm.
Norrie had break factors within the deciding set however did not capitalise and it was former world quantity three Dimitrov, champion at Queen´s in 2014, who claimed the one break of the deciding set within the fifth recreation.
One other former winner, Marin Cilic, is into the second spherical as he edged out Liam Broady 6-1, 4-6, 7-5.
The Croatian´s run to the semi-finals of the French Open has propelled him again into the world´s prime 20 for the primary time in three years and his booming serve alway makes him a hazard on the grass.
British teen Jack Draper beat world quantity 14 Taylor Fritz 6-3, 6-2 to safe his first win over a top-20 participant.