The Scot says he needs to plan long-term after his mixed doubles match on Day 8 at Wimbledon.

Andy Murray is performing well on the doubles court at Wimbledon and that’s great news. But don’t expect him to play singles at the U.S. Open.

Murray told reporters he’s in no rush to play singles and that he will more than likely skip the singles competition at the last major event of 2019.

“I think it's pretty unlikely just in terms of timing,” Murray told reporters after he and Serena Williams defeated Fabrice Martin and Raquel Atawo 7-5 6-3 in mixed doubles on Tuesday at Wimbledon. “I spoke to my team a bit about that yesterday. Just a lot of stuff I need to get done physically, get myself stronger.”

Simply put there’s too much work to be done, and too little time to do it, says Murray.

“The amount of work I need to do on the court to get ready for singles, the amount of work I need to put in off the court to get myself strong enough to play best-of-five sets, it's still quite a ways away unfortunately,” he said.

Murray says short-term gain is not tempting, given all that he has to consider in terms of the rest of his tennis career and his life beyond tennis.

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“I would love to play,” he said, adding: “I need to look, like, pretty long-term with this. I don't want to be having to go through another big operation in a few years' time. I want to make sure the operation I've had lasts for as long as possible. To give it the best chance, I need to make sure that, I'm physically, you know, really strong before I get back on the singles court.”