Andy Murray’s team ‘trying their best’ to get him ready for Wimbledon
They are yet to make a call on his Wimbledon participation, but Andy Murray’s coach Jamie Delgado insists the Brit “100 per cent” wants to play.
After nearly a year out of action following hip surgery, the three-time Grand Slam champion returned to action at Queen’s Club last week, losing his opening match to Nick Kyrgios in three sets.
He stepped up comeback at the Nature Valley International on Monday as he beat Stan Wawrinka in two sets.
However, Murray admitted after the match that he is yet to decide if he will take part in Wimbledon.
His coach Delgado, though, says the 31-year-old wants to play, but they have to “take his body into consideration”.
“In terms of wanting to play, it’s 100 per cent. It’s the biggest event of the year. The desire is huge to play there,” he told BBC.
“But honestly, we are just going day to day. He has just played his second match. Next week is best of five sets. We’ve got to take his body into consideration, which is the most important thing.
“But to give you a percentage is going to be tough. Do we want it to happen? One hundred per cent. And rest assured we are trying our best to get him ready for it.”
Murray will face fellow Brit Kyle Edmund in the second round in Eastbourne on Wednesday and victory would certainly put more pressure on his body as he will have to play another match before Wimbledon starts on Monday.
Delgado added: “He did well last week at Queen’s for his first match, came close to winning that one.
“I’m over the moon. Really, really happy for him. A lot has gone on behind the scenes and he has worked so hard just to compete at these events again. He’s a huge competitor.
“Does he want to win the match (against Edmund)? Of course he does. But we’ve also got to keep it real. It is a process we are going through, from the practice court to matches.”
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