World number one Andy Murray didn't feel comfortable during Friday's practice session at the All England Club, reports The Daily Mail. The 30-year-old was pictured ''crouched down in discomfort and leaning on the net'' just ahead of Wimbledon.
Murray was set to play two matches at this week's Hurlingham Classic before he decided to skip the exhibition event due to a sore hip. The Scot's only match on grass this year has been last week's shocking loss suffered against Australia's Jordan Thompson in round one at Queen's.
Top seed Murray, who has been drawn to meet qualifier Alexander Bublik on Monday, is eager not to quit the tournament. Should he play, the two-time Wimbledon champion would be set for a heavily challenging campaign at The Championships.
''I hope so, that's the plan,'' defending champion Murray replied when asked if he would be fit to clash off against Bublik of Kazakhstan. Just a day before Friday's practice, on Thursday, coach Ivan Lendl sounded optimistic.
The coach hinted that Murray's situation is now much better than it was a month ago when he flew to Paris to work with the Scot at Roland Garros. ''Not at all. Unlike before Paris, he is hitting the ball really well.
Practice has gone well,'' was Lendl's response when asked whether he is worried about the number one tennis player. Also read: Andy Murray: 'Pressure at Wimbledon is nerve-wracking'