Andy Murray gives update on fitness ahead of Wimbledon

Andy Murray has given a strong indication that he will compete at Wimbledon. Picture: PA
Andy Murray has given a strong indication that he will compete at Wimbledon. Picture: PA
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Andy Murray has said he will “most likely” be fit to play his first-round match at Wimbledon on Tuesday.

Murray had surgery on his right hip in January and returned to action at Queen’s on June 18, when he lost to Nick Kyrgios.

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“I feel all right, not much different to how I felt two days ago really,” Murray said on Friday.

“I’ll chat to my team this afternoon and also see a bit how the next two days go.

“I’m playing sets and stuff (on Saturday), and then, yeah, but most likely yeah, I’ll play.

“The thing is I obviously don’t know every single day how things will be. I need to play it a little bit by ear.

“I can’t predict how I’m going to feel in two days. But if I feel like I do today in a couple of days, I’ll be playing.”

Two-time Wimbledon champion Murray will face world number 48 Benoit Paire in the first round at SW19, in a repeat of last year’s fourth-round encounter where Murray won in straight sets.

Murray has won his two meetings against 29-year-old Paire, and will look to continue that dominance as he steps up his comeback after long-term hip trouble.

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