Kyle Edmund determined to play despite ‘a few niggles’
His body may be hurting, but Kyle Edmund says his “intention is to play” in this weekend’s Davis Cup tie.
Great Britain will take on Spain in the first-round of the 2018 Davis Cup, but Edmund is not yet 100% after struggling with a hip problem during his Australian Open semi-final defeat to Marin Cilic.
Despite the injury, he travelled with the team to Marbella.
“My body has a few niggles and I’m taking it one day at a time,” the 23-year-old said.
“The transition from any surface to clay is not an easy one. My intention is to play as I love Davis Cup and representing my country.”
Cameron Norrie, Liam Broady, and doubles duo Jamie Murray and Dom Inglot are the other members of the squad and captain Liam Smith is adopting a wait and see policy.
“Hopefully he can play but if he doesn’t it gives younger players an opportunity to go and get a great experience,” he said.
“We’re just going to wait and see how he wakes up on Thursday morning.
“If he feels good we’ll discuss it, if not others will get an opportunity.”
Andy Murray explains why he sympathises with Naomi Osaka over mental health and media struggles
“I can certainly understand how athletes do struggle with it,” says Andy Murray.
Wimbledon 2021: When does it take place, what’s new, who’s missing, TV channels, betting, prize money
All your Wimbledon 2021 info.
Rafael Nadal ‘exhausted’ and close to ‘mental fatigue’ after draining clay-court season, says his coach
“He is going to take a well-deserved rest,” says Carlos Moya.
No Wimbledon mixed doubles with Serena Williams for Andy Murray as he confirms ‘singles is enough for me’
Andy Murray will play singles for first time since 2017.
Contenders for the Wimbledon women’s title: From Simona Halep to Serena Williams and Coco Gauff
Ten women to watch at the All England Club.
Wimbledon will look very different this year – here is what to expect at the 2021 Championships
Centre Court will host capacity crowds for the finals.
Contenders for the Wimbledon men’s title: From Novak Djokovic to Roger Federer and a dark horses
Ten players to watch at the All England Club.
Wimbledon’s home away from home regulation ‘will be very odd’ for British No 1 Johanna Konta
Johanna Konta is one of 14 British players in the singles main draws.
Five Wimbledon talking points: A potential last hurrah for Andy Murray while Serena Williams goes for history
The Championships are back after the 2020 break.
Ons Jabeur creates a slice of tennis history with a win in the LTA Viking Classic
Ons Jabeur earned herself a place in the history books.