Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Features

Murray aims to be fighting fit for Wimbledon defence

Andy Murray (pictured) lost to journeyman Australian Jordan Thompson in the first round of Queen’s in London © AFP/File / GLYN KIRK

LONDON, United Kingdom, Jun 30Defending Wimbledon champion Andy Murray said he hopes to be fighting fit for his first round match on Monday after he negotiated a 90-minute practice session at the All England Club on Friday.

The 30-year-old Scot — who is top seed for the first time in his career at Wimbledon — is battling a niggling hip problem which forced him to withdraw from playing a couple of exhibition matches this week.

However, while some in the media who watched the session said he was limping and grimacing, two-time Wimbledon champion Murray himself said nothing had changed regarding his participation at the Grand Slam.

“I hope so, that’s the plan,” said Murray who is drawn against Russian-born Kazakh lucky loser Alexander Bublik in the first round on Monday.

“I’m practising again later. I just had a light practice this morning to see how I feel and I’ll practise again later.”

Murray’s coach Ivan Lendl also struck a defiant note as to both his preparation — his only competitive outing saw him beaten by journeyman Australian Jordan Thompson in the first round of Queen’s last week — and his fitness to defend the title.

“Unlike before Paris, he is hitting the ball really well. Practice has gone well,” said Lendl.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

More on Capital Sports

Football

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 25 – There is light at the end of the tunnel. After failed promises over the last three years since its...

Athletics

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 8 – Olympic Champion Caster Semenya and wife Violet Raseboya have hinted that they might be expecting a baby in a...

NFL

NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 13 – Kenya’s history making Daniel Adongo, the first Kenyan to play in America’s National Football League (NFL), is now living...

Athletics

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 15 – Daniel Wanjiru, the 2017 London Marathon champion has been slapped with a four-year ban by the World Athletics Disciplinary...

© 2020 Capital Digital Media. Capital Group Limited. All Rights Reserved