Murray pulls out of Pouille match

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World number one Andy Murray has withdrawn from an exhibition match at the Hurlingham Club on Tuesday citing a sore hip.

Murray’s spokesperson said the Wimbledon champion, who starts his title defence next week, had decided to miss the game as a precaution.

The 30-year old, who had been scheduled to play Frenchman Lucas Pouille, is still hoping to play in another exhibition game on Friday at the Aspall Tennis Classic.

Murray arranged two matches this week after a surprise first-round defeat by Australia’s Jordan Thompson at Queen's last week put paid to his Wimbledon warm up plans.

The seeds for Wimbledon will be announced on Wednesday with the draw set to take place on Friday with play starting on Monday.

Murray has endured a series of injuries and illness this year as he has struggled for form, including shingles, an elbow injury and two bouts of flu.