Eastbourne, June 28 (AFP) Andy Murray slipped to a 6-4, 6-4 defeat to British compatriot Kyle Edmund at Eastbourne on Wednesday to put the former world number one’s participation at Wimbledon in fresh doubt. Also Read - CAG Recruitment 2021: Comments Invited For Level 5 Auditor And Accountant Post Recruitment | Check Details Here

Murray, a two-time Wimbledon champion, has slipped to 156 in the world after only returning to action at Queen’s last week following 11 months out with a hip injury. Also Read - 'Get Well Soon, Dada': Fans Send Love, Tweet Wishes After Sourav Ganguly Hospitalised in Kolkata

The 31-year-old lost first up at Queen’s but was buoyed by beating fellow three-time major winner Stan Wawrinka in the opening round at Eastbourne on Monday. Also Read - Sourav Ganguly Taken to Kolkata's Apollo Hospital After Complaining of Chest Pain | Live Updates

Murray suffered his hip injury in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon last year and underwent surgery in January.

This year’s Wimbledon gets underway on Monday.

“It was a bit of a tough match, mentally, playing Andy, but I had to try to view it as another match,” Edmund, who has taken over from his mentor as national number one, told reporters.

“I’ve looked up to Andy so much, and he’s looked after me and really been good for me, so it’s a bit of a weird feeling.

“I was a bit nervous towards the end.” AFP BS BS

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