Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray has managed to do some notable work on the practice courts over the last few days and most importantly he has been waking up without feeling pain. Murray last played in early March in Rotterdam, where he made the round-of-16 before losing to Andrey Rublev.
"When I got back from Miami, I went through a process of scans. They didn't show anything serious but I was still having pain," Murray said, per Sky Sports. "I had to do quite a lot of work in the gym to address some imbalances and lack of range of motion.
I've been working on that for a few weeks but the positive thing was that I was able to practice pretty much since I got back. "The last five or six days there has been a definite improvement. I've played points the last four days and there hasn't been residual pain when waking up."
Murray wants to test himself against the best
"On Sunday, I've got a court booked with (Diego) Schwartzman and then Novak (Djokovic) in the afternoon, and then (I'm) trying to sort some more after that," he said.
"I want to play against the highest level players possible because I think that will help me improve my game quicker. When you are practicing against the best guys, it shows up better the things that you need to improve on."
Murray received a wildcard for the French Open last year but didn't impress as he suffered a brutal loss to Stan Wawrinka in the first round at Roland Garros. Murray will be OK if he doesn't receive a wildcard for this year's event.
"I don't mind if they don't want to give me a wildcard, that's fine, they can give them to whoever they want to," Murray said. "It just makes it a bit tricky with planning, but we should find out in the next week or so."