Two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has broken his silence on being snubbed from a promotional poster for the tournament.
The poster, which was released in April, featured 10 past, present, and future champions of the tournament, including Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, and Emma Raducanu. However, Murray was not included, despite being the most recent British man to win the title.
Murray's absence from the poster sparked outrage among fans, who accused Wimbledon of disrespecting the 35-year-old. Murray himself said that he was "surprised" and "disappointed" to not be included.
In a recent interview, Murray explained that he believes the poster was "strange" because it featured a mix of active players and retired players. He said that he would have been more understanding if he had been left off a poster that only featured active players.
Murray also said that he believes the poster was "unfair" because it did not take into account his achievements at Wimbledon. He said that he is "one of the most successful British players in Wimbledon history" and that he has "earned the right" to be included on the poster.
Wimbledon has not yet responded to Murray's comments.
The poster has been widely criticized by fans and pundits alike. Some have called it "disrespectful" and "a snub" to Murray. Others have said that it is "unfortunate" that Murray was not included, but that the poster was not meant to be a definitive list of all the great Wimbledon champions.
Whatever the reason for Murray's absence from the poster, it is clear that it has caused a lot of upset and anger among fans. It remains to be seen whether Wimbledon will issue an apology or make any changes to the poster.