Murray 'ready' for Wimbledon after hip injury

Updated: 01 Jul 2018 07:05 PM

London [United Kingdom], July 1 (ANI): British tennis player Andy Murray, who was out of action for eleven months due to a hip injury, is all set to make a comeback in Wimbledon.

The 31-year-old, who returned to the Queen's Club Championship two weeks ago, said that he was doubtful about his comeback but now he is ready for the Wimbledon challenge.

"I'm pumped. Four or five weeks ago, I didn't know whether I'd be capable of competing at a level I'd be happy with. I think the past couple of weeks have been beneficial. I don't think I played amazing in the matches, but I think I've done well, considering the opponents, the level of the guys that I've played against," Murray said.

In his pre-Wimbledon season, the former world number one put in some impressive performance in the Fever-Tree Championship having pushed Australian Nick Kyrgios to a final-set tie-breaker before stumbling 2-6 7-6 (7-4) 7-5 against the Australian world number 21.

He defeated Swiss player Stan Wawrinka 6-1, 6-3 in Nature Valley International Tournament before submitting to British number one Kyle Edmund 4-6, 4-6 in the same tournament.

The Olympics Champion said that Wimbledon is a very special event for him but this time, returning to the championship seems very different.

"Wimbledon for me is obviously special for a lot of reasons. I always want to be here competing. It feels a little bit odd coming into the tournament this year," Murray said.

"Normally like at this stage I feel really nervous, lots of pressure, and I expect a lot of myself around this time of year. I've always loved that and enjoyed that in a way. It has been difficult, but enjoyed it, whereas this year it feels very, very different," he added.

The British player admitted that he still needs to work on a lot of things and that will take some time.

Murray will start his Wimbledon fixture against French player Benoit Paire on July 3. (ANI)

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