Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray reveals he is still not able to practice fully but is hoping to be fit for Wimbledon. Murray, 35, kicked off his grass season in Stuttgart two weeks ago, where he sustained an abdominal injury in the final versus Matteo Berrettini.
After falling short to Berrettini in a three-set Stuttgart final, Murray pulled out of Queen's. On Monday, Murray practiced with Stan Wawrinka. “The positives are I’ve been able to practise but there are certain shots I’ve not been able to practise, so that has obviously disrupted my preparations.
The injury is healing but still not perfect," Murray said, as quoted on Tennis365. “I’ve been practising for the past three or four days and have been practising well. But unfortunately in matches you can’t just not hit certain shots.
In the next couple of days hopefully I’ll get the chance to test that and hopefully it will be fine”.
Murray cautious not to aggravate his injury
After Murray pulled out of Queen's, some thought he would play a match or two at the Hurlingham exhibition this week.
On Monday, Murray ruled out playing in Hurlingham. “I’m rehabbing every day and also avoiding doing anything that is irritable to the area that I injured,” Murray added. “I’m still getting a lot of good work done but I need to make sure the injury’s fully healed before I start to put it in positions when it is vulnerable currently.
I’m doing all of the things I’m sure you’d expect with physios, treatment, rehab and giving myself the best chance to be here on Monday”. Even before the season started, Murray revealed his big focus will be on the grass season and Wimbledon.
Murray, a two-time Wimbledon champion, hasn't had any deep Grand Slam runs since reaching the Wimbledon quarterfinal in 2017.