Andy Murray admits he could still skip Wimbledon this year
Andy Murray has not ruled out the possibility of missing Wimbledon to aid his recovery from hip surgery.
After spending 11 months on the sidelines, the 31-year-old finally made his comeback at the Fever-Tree Championships on Tuesday, but lost in three sets to Nick Kyrgios.
With Wimbledon only a fortnight away, Murray admits he is not yet sure if he will play at the All England Club.
“I won’t rule anything out just now,” he said. “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.
“I’m not sure yet. I’m really happy that I got on the match court today. You know, it was a close decision.
“I have not been practicing loads at all. I have been hitting for a couple of weeks and the beginning was only like 30 minutes or so.
“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.”
He moved freely and there were several encouraging signs during his two-hour 39 minute clash against Kyrgios, but he will asses things on Wednesday.
“I’m a bit stiff just now,” he said. “I’ve got kind of normal stuff that you would get after maybe playing on a grass court for the first time in a while.
“At the most, longest I have practiced in the last year has been an hour and a half. So I was on the court for significantly longer than that in a more intense environment.
“So I’m feeling decent, considering that, but hopefully I’m not too sore in the hip after a match like today, and I also physically will have gained a lot from it as well.”
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