Andy Murray, 34, receives his first Covid vaccine and praises key workers

‘Looking forward to being back out on the court and seeing you all again soon!’ Andy Murray, 34, receives first Covid vaccine and praises key workers

Andy Murray received his first coronavirus vaccine on Friday as he praised the key workers and scientist who have navigated the nation throughout the pandemic.

The tennis star, 34, took to Instagram to share a picture of his jabbed arm as he penned: ‘Looking forward to being back out on the court and seeing you all again soon!’

Andy appeared in great spirits as he beamed to the camera and proudly held up his vaccination card.

Jabbed! Andy Murray received his first coronavirus vaccine on Friday as he praised the key workers and scientist who have navigated the nation throughout the pandemic

The sporting legend penned: ‘That first jab feeling! Very grateful to have joined the millions of people who have received their Covid-19 vaccine.

‘Huge thanks to all the scientists and key workers that have helped navigate us through the last 18 months.

‘As a @unicef_uk Ambassador, I know how much donating to a cause such as VaccinAid can save lives.

‘So please get your vaccine when it’s offered to you and then donate if you can, so others around the world can get theirs at www.vaccinaid.org (link in bio).’

Update: The tennis star, 34, took to Instagram to share a picture of his jabbed arm as he penned: 'Looking forward to being back out on the court and seeing you all again soon!'

Update: The tennis star, 34, took to Instagram to share a picture of his jabbed arm as he penned: ‘Looking forward to being back out on the court and seeing you all again soon!’

Reports: On Thursday, it was revealed that Andy had pulled out of next week's ATP Challenger Tour event in Nottingham (pictured in May)

Reports: On Thursday, it was revealed that Andy had pulled out of next week’s ATP Challenger Tour event in Nottingham (pictured in May)

Signing off his post, Andy put: ‘Looking forward to being back out on the court and seeing you all again soon! #NHS #covidvaccine #VaccinAid.’

The UK has now dished out more than 39.3 million first doses and and 25.5 million second doses of the Covid vaccination.

On Thursday, it was revealed that Andy had pulled out of next week’s ATP Challenger Tour event in Nottingham.

The former world No 1 had been due to play his first singles tournament since March in the Challenger event but is instead focusing on Queen’s and Wimbledon.

Sources close to Andy, who has been practising at the All England Club, said that the entry to the Nottingham Challenger level event had been made to give him a playing option next week.

He had always considered the possibility of withdrawing before Saturday’s deadline.

Andy still intends to play the Cinch Championships at Queen’s Club from June 11 and then Wimbledon.

Assuming he is fully fit, he will go in without having played a singles match since the start of March. He did manage two doubles outings in Rome last month.

Andy sustained his latest physical problem, a groin issue, in his sleep ahead of the Miami Open in late March and pulled out of the French Open after experiencing further discomfort.

The 34-year-old has been practising at Wimbledon for the past week and will hope to be back on the match court for the cinch Championships at Queen’s Club beginning on June 14.

Focus: The former world No 1 had been due to play his first singles tournament since March in the Challenger event but is instead focusing on Queen's and Wimbledon (pictured in May)

Focus: The former world No 1 had been due to play his first singles tournament since March in the Challenger event but is instead focusing on Queen’s and Wimbledon (pictured in May)

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