Tennis

Andy Murray says nonetheless planning to play at Wimbledon

Britain's Andy Murray reacts during his quarter final match against Brandon Nakashima of the U.S.

FILE PHOTO: June 3, 2022 Britain’s Andy Murray reacts throughout his quarter ultimate match towards Brandon Nakashima of the U.S. REUTERS/Matthew Childs

Andy Murray stated he stays on track to play at Wimbledon regardless that he’s nonetheless being hampered by an belly damage which has left him unable to apply absolutely.

The 35-year-old Briton, who received the grasscourt Grand Slam in 2013 and 2016, sustained the damage throughout his Stuttgart Open ultimate loss to Matteo Berrettini on June 12.

The previous world primary withdrew from final week’s Queen’s Membership Championships and is racing to be match for Wimbledon, which begins on June 27.

“The plan continues to be to play. The damage is enhancing. I’ve had it rescanned and it’s progressing in the suitable method,” Murray advised British media on Monday.

“However you may most likely work out from the character of the damage which photographs it’s that I’ve been fighting and haven’t been in a position to apply.

“Within the subsequent few days I’ll begin to enhance that and try it out. Hopefully it’s recovered sufficiently.”

Murray, who’s now ranked 51st on the earth, appeared in good kind throughout the grasscourt swing, reaching the Surbiton Challenger semi-finals earlier than the ultimate at Stuttgart.

“It’s irritating however I performed 9 matches in two weeks, which I haven’t carried out since 2016,” added Murray, who has endured prolonged damage lay-offs lately as a result of hip surgical procedures.

“My recreation was clearly in a very good place bodily.

“It’s irritating to be on this place within the build-up to Wimbledon, however the constructive for me is I’ve handled actually worse points in the previous few years and dealt with them OK.”

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