Twice Wimbledon men’s singles champion Andy Murray has been warming up for the 2022 Championships at the All England Club as he is expected to play at SW19 next week, although he admits his preparations have been ‘less than ideal’.
There have been significant question marks over the fitness of the former world No. 1 – who sat out almost the entire clay-court season to focus on Wimbledon – after being forced to play Queen’s due to an injury he sustained during the Stuttgart Open final to be canceled earlier this month.
Murray was in fine form before addressing the gut problem with a stunning win over Stefanos Tsitsipas in the last eight – his first win over a top-five player in over five years – en route to his second ATP Tour final in the Year 2022 after the Sydney International.
After years of injury struggles, Murray appears to be on the way up again and is currently ranked No. 51 in the world as he aims to cause an upset at this year’s Championships – although he admits he doesn’t feel 100 per cent fit at the moment.
“The positive is that I was able to practice but there were some specific shots that I couldn’t practice so obviously it messed up my preparations because I couldn’t play at Queen and then some specific shots that I couldn’t train ‘ he said on Monday.
“The injury is healing, but it’s not perfect yet. I’ve been able to train for the last three or four days, so I’ve had a decent time on the pitch, but it wasn’t ideal.
“I don’t want to say exactly what shots I couldn’t get, but I’m sure you can find out from the injury.
“I missed some things I would have liked to have done but hopefully over the next few days it will hopefully improve and we will go back to normal preparations.”
The 35-year-old reached the third round of Wimbledon last year as a wildcard despite being nowhere near full fitness.
He lost to 10th seed Denis Shapovalov after a grueling five-set win over Oscar Otte in round two.
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https://metro.co.uk/2022/06/21/andy-murray-enjoys-wimbledon-practice-session-amid-fitness-concerns-16865569/ Andy Murray enjoys training at Wimbledon amid fitness concerns