Andy Murray intends to play at Wimbledon despite being hampered by stomach injury

Andy Murray reveals ‘the plan is still to play’ at Wimbledon… despite being unable to practice serves and overheads since injuring a stomach muscle in his Stuttgart Open final defeat against Matteo Berrettini

Andy Murray is cautiously optimistic that he will be fit for Wimbledon next week, but parts of his game are still not functioning properly.

The 35 year-old Scot will join the star-studded roll call of the unready when The Championships begin, due to the strained stomach muscle that kept him out of Queen’s last week.

He has been unable to hit serves and overheads so far in his training sessions at the All England Club, which have been taking place under the eye of Ivan Lendl, who has arrived in London to oversee preparations.

Andy Murray needed treatment for a stomach muscle injury during the Stuttgart Open final

His preparations have been hampered by injury, but Murray still intends to play at Wimbledon

His preparations have been hampered by injury, but Murray still intends to play at Wimbledon

‘The positive is that I’ve been able to get on the practice court and hit balls and work on a lot of different things, but there’s specific shots that I have not been able to practise,’ admitted Murray yesterday. 

‘That has obviously hampered the preparations. In the next couple of days, I’ll have to start to increase that and test it to see where it’s at.

‘Obviously the plan is still to play. The injury that I had is improving. I’ve had it rescanned since then (his withdrawal from Queen’s) and it’s progressing in the right way.’

Credit: Andy Murray is wearing the Championship Collection from his signature AMC range which he will be playing in for Wimbledon 2022. Technically advanced and beautifully designed for maximum performance. View the kit at www.castore.com/collections/amc

 Credit: Andy Murray is wearing the Championship Collection from his signature AMC range which he will be playing in for Wimbledon 2022. Technically advanced and beautifully designed for maximum performance. View the kit at www.castore.com/collections/amc

Credit: Andy Murray is wearing the Championship Collection from his signature AMC range which he will be playing in for Wimbledon 2022. Technically advanced and beautifully designed for maximum performance. View the kit at www.castore.com/collections/amc

Credit: Andy Murray is wearing the Championship Collection from his signature AMC range which he will be playing in for Wimbledon 2022. Technically advanced and beautifully designed for maximum performance. View the kit at www.castore.com/collections/amc

Murray had been coming nicely to the boil – playing nine matches across the Surbiton Trophy and Stuttgart Open – moving well and making the final of the latter, where he lost to Matteo Berrettini. 

The nine matches played in less than a fortnight were a workload he has been unaccustomed to in recent years due to the various problems that have been related to his metal hip.

‘It’s frustrating to be in this position in the build-up to Wimbledon, but I’ve been in worse situations in recent years. The positive for me is that I’ve dealt with certainly worse issues in the last few years and handled them okay.’

Andy Murray is wearing the Championship Collection from his signature AMC range which he will be playing in for Wimbledon 2022.

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