Andy Murray has voiced his frustration with missing out on tennis due to the Covid-19 pandemic, admitting that he is "getting old for a tennis player".
The thee-time Grand Slam champion is yet to play a singles match of a Grand Slam since undergoing hip surgery after the 2019 Australian Open. That in turn had been his first major appearance since Wimbledon 2017 due to a string of injuries.
In a video call hosted by Kate Middleton, the Dutchess of Cambridge, with pupils from Bond Primary School in Mitcham, south London, Murray admitted that time was not on his side and said he was eager to get back to action.
"Missing the big competitions because I'm getting old for a tennis player, you never know how many opportunities you're going to have left to play the biggest competitions," he said.
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"So missing Wimbledon this week is obviously a shame. I miss the travelling. That's one of the things that I really enjoyed doing over my career is seeing different parts of the world.
"Missing that and also missing seeing friends like everybody else.