Murray also revealed last year's Wimbledon, when his hip problems first began to show and he limped through to the quarter-finals, was playing on his mind.
However, his subsequent explanation would seem to contradict that reasoning.
July 2, 2017 - After pulling out of a second Hurlingham match, Murray calms fears he may be forced to miss Wimbledon by confirming on the eve of the tournament that he will play.
'We did everything we could to try to be ready in time.
The 31-year-old further said that he would start practising from Monday for the USA hardcourt season.
Confirming his exit from Wimbledon he thanked fans for the support and announced he's now working towards competing in the U.S. hardcourt season that begins at the end of July. "Thanks for all the messages of support and I'm excited to finally be back playing after so long out".
Murray was due to play his first match in just two days' time.
He's reached at least the quarterfinals in each of his past 10 appearances at the All England Club.
If you don't know, Andy underwent hip surgery back in January.
August 26, 2017 - After pulling out of two Masters events and losing his world No 1 ranking to Rafael Nadal, Murray travels to NY intending to return at the US Open. Some days I feel better than others.
"I don't think I ever actually lost that competitive side". Obviously, I would want my daughthers to watch me playing where I'm physically capable of playing properly, at a level that I'd be happy playing at.
"I feel for him - but he would be the first to say that the Championships are about more than one player".
Jason Jung, a lucky loser from Chinese Taipei, will replace Murray in the draw.