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Andy Murray gave a deadline to apply for the 2019 Wimbledon template


Andy Murray has not officially to June 18 to provide an application for Wimbledon template – but the All England Club is ready to give him more time to play in his home Grand Slam.

Two-time champion last played at SW19 in 2017 – and he suffered a second hip operation in January.

His mother, Judy, says former world number 1 & # 39 is "cautiously optimistic" about returning this summer, but the date is not set.

Murray has the right to enter the nine ATP Tour events to the security rating – and he has already used four.

If he is fit to play in singles or doubles at Wimbledon, he may ask the template as a former champion to keep its security features rankings for other events.

Murray focused on return to Wimbledon

Wimbledon begins on July 1, but the meeting of the committee to decide metacharacters held on June 18th The draw takes place on June 28th.

A Wimbledon chairman Philip Brook said: "There has been no discussion with him so far. It's too early to know the answer to this question.

"If he wishes to refer to the wild card, it will do so in the usual way, and we have the next scheduled meeting on June 18 on the eve of the championship to decide which players get special characters.

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"We have a process that applies to all players competing in the championship, and that's a process that I was waiting for us to follow."

Wimbledon executive director Richard Lewis said: "We have had cases in the past. I think a few years ago we had a player who was courting was injured and was not sure that they will fit.

"If Andy stepped forward with a strong case, I'm sure we'll work with him."

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