Playing Wimbledon or not: Andy Murray gives initial verdict


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Playing Wimbledon or not: Andy Murray gives initial verdict

In press conference at Eastbourne after defeating Stan Wawrinka in straight sets, Andy Murray spoke about his chances to play or not to play Wimbledon this year. Murray made his comeback last week after an 11-month absence and may not feel ready to compete at best of five sets.

'If I feel like I'm in good enough shape then I'll do it. But if I don't then I won't play. I'm not putting any pressure on myself to make that decision after one or two matches here because I don't need to', Murray said.

'It depends a little bit on here, I could obviously still be playing then. It's the nature of the way our sport works that I could be competing in the tournament still, so I have no idea what's happening on Thursday, Friday or Saturday.

I could potentially play a match on Friday for three hours and not feel good the next day. I can't predict what is going to happen. I'm pretty positive that, maybe not this week or next week, but given a bit of time I can still compete with the best players again.' Murray also revealed he takes inspiration from players: 'I looked at someone like a [Juan Martin] Del Potro who has come able from multiple injuries and some of the draws you get are really difficult and you have to just try and accept it, try and deal with it as best you can and hopefully start winning see of those matches soon.

I didn’t know if it was going to come today but I was okay with it. It’s good to get a competitive match against top players.' Andy's mother, Judy, suggested fans should not expect straightaway some great performances by her son: 'He was out for a long time and Wimbledon is a different kettle of fish.

It's five sets and you can be out there for four or five hours if you have a long match. For him it's a question of getting his body ready to be able to do that again and so he is just dipping his toe in the water. So don't expect too much, just be patient.' ALSO READ: Roger Federer opens up on his physical shape after two long weeks