Andy Murray unsure on Wimbledon 2018 participation
As Wimbledon 2018 is almost here Andy Murray says he will wait to see how his body feels after his return to competitive tennis before deciding whether to play.
The former world No.1 ended nearly a year on the sidelines with a hip injury at the Fever-Tree Championships on Tuesday when he faced off against Nick Kyrgios.
The three-time Grand Slam champion showed some encouraging signs at Queen’s Club, taking the opening set against the Australian before eventually losing 2-6 7-6 7-5.
The 31-year-old could now play at Eastbourne as he looks to get more time on court but admits his next move rests entirely on how he feels after facing Kyrgios, revealing he could decide to skip Wimbledon.
“I won’t rule anything out just now. I won’t rule out playing Eastbourne and not playing Wimbledon. I wouldn’t rule out not playing a tournament next week and trying to get matches like in an exhibition tournament, as well, to get ready for Wimbledon,” Andy Murray told a press conference.
“I’m not sure yet. I’m really happy that I got on the match court today and played, it was a close decision.
“I have not been practising loads at all. I really haven’t played a whole lot of tennis, so I’m happy I got out there and competed and performed respectably.
“I’ll kind of need to wait and see what happens the next few days and chat with my team about that, because I don’t know exactly what’s best for me just now.”
Murray did go on to say that he felt “decent” after the match given he had not be able to practice anywhere near as long as the first round contest had lasted.
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The two-time champion is 8/1 to win Wimbledon for a third time this year, with defending champion Roger Federer 6/4.
Meanwhile, Kyrgios goes up against another Brit in round two of the Fever-Tree Championship having been paired with Kyle Edmund.
British No.1 Edmund is 11/8 to win the clash, while Kyrgios is 8/15.
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