Andy Murray analyzes the injury suffered at Queen's: Wimbledon at risk?

The Scot was forced to retire in the first set of the match against Jordan Thompson

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Andy Murray analyzes the injury suffered at Queen's: Wimbledon at risk?
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There was no happy ending for Andy Murray at the Queen's Club Championships, but the Scottish champion was at least able to count on the support and affection paid to him by the fans present at the historic London tournament Andy hadn't imagined this part of the season on grass like this between Queen's, Eastbourne and obviously Wimbledon, a tournament in which his definitive retirement from tennis could also come. Yesterday, the British player was forced to retire in the round of 16 match against the Australian Jordan Thompson, with a score of 4-1 to his opponent in the first set.

At the

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press conference Murray shared his feelings and his frustration with a back pain situation that has dragged on for years.

"I've never felt like this. Obviously it wasn't pleasant. I've been suffering from back pain for some time, I have loss of strength in my right leg, loss of control, I had no coordination, I couldn't move. I didn't feel comfortable in playing, but I managed to control it. During the pre-match warm-up I was quite uncomfortable, and then going up the stairs right before entering the court, I realized I didn't have the usual strength in my right leg. From the first balls I hit in the warm-up I realized that I was out of coordination. My right leg didn't work well. I don't know exactly what the problem is.

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I just know it's something I've never experienced before. I've had back pain today, yesterday and for the last 10 or 11 years of my career, but it's never happened to me like this before. I don't know what the procedure will be or what to expect, really. The last few years have been hard, very hard on the body. Physically it was tough. Many days it wasn't fun to go to training. I tried to overcome it and find a way to get on the court and compete at this level, but tennis is a very, very tough sport," he analyzed.

Murray will obviously do everything to be on the court at Wimbledon; in the next few days we will know how the Scot is physically.

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