‘My fitness is as good as it has ever been,’ insists Andy Murray ahead of Wimbledon

A defiant Andy Murray has claimed his fitness is ‘as good as it has ever been,’ although he knows he needs to translate that into regular tennis.

Murray has struggled to get going this year for a variety of reasons.

He tested positive for Covid just before the Australian Open, and then required some time away from the game due to becoming a dad again.

When he attempted to return at the Miami Open, he then suffered a freak groin injury and, two doubles matches in Rome aside, he has not played since.

He is eager to put that right in the UK this summer as the ATP Tour moves onto grass, and he’s confident he has the fitness to be able to do it.

When asked by the Guardian how he was feeling ahead of Queen’s and Wimbledon, Murray said: “Over the last few years, whenever I’ve been asked, ‘How do you feel?’, I’m like, ‘Yes, I feel good!’ And then something happens.”

“Yes, I feel good! I want to be fit and able to play, and I think I will be.

“My team and the physios and doctors feel as if I will be. I’m excited to play at Wimbledon again, in front of crowds. I’ve missed that.

“All the physical testing I did in December and recently shows my fitness is as good as it’s ever been, but injuries or pain affect your ability to compete.

“Why I’m doing all of the work, and why I’m keeping myself in great shape, is so that when I get through the worst of these problems, I’m able to still compete at the highest level.”

Please follow Tennisbuzz on Twitter and Instagram, and you can like us on Facebook by clicking here.

For more exclusive content from Tennisbuzz, including news, features, trivia, promotions and more, please be sure to sign up for our newsletter below or via our home page.

Why not test your tennis knowledge by tackling one of our fiendish quizzes too?

Other News

Rafael Nadal has prompted ‘unprecedented interest’ in Citi Open, says tournament chief

Rafael Nadal has 'the whole town buzzing' for his first ever appearance at the Citi Open, says the event's tournament director.Nadal skipped Wimbledon and...

‘There is nothing better than this,’ declares Alexander Zverev as he wins Olympics gold

Alexander Zverev says the is 'nothing better' than winning an Olympics gold medal after he heat Karen Khachanov in the final.Zverev became the first...

Olympic bronze medal is ‘best title of my career,’ says Pablo Carreno Busta after Novak Djokovic upset

Pablo Carreno Busta described his Olympics bronze medal as 'the best title of his career' after beating Novak Djokovic.Carreno Busta faced the world number...

‘This is for Roger Federer and Martina Hingis,’ says Olympics gold medal winner Belinda Bencic

Belinda Bencic won the women's singles gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics before dedicating it to compatriots Martina Hingis and Roger Federer.Bencic was not...

‘I have played with pain and exhaustion,’ admits Novak Djokovic after Olympics disappointment

Novak Djokovic revealed he is suffering from 'abnormal pain and exhaustion' after he left the Olympics without a medal.Djokovic lost his semi-final to Alexander...

‘I feel terrible,’ admits Novak Djokovic as bid for Golden Slam ends in Tokyo

Novak Djokovic says he 'feels terrible' after his loss to Alexander Zverev in the Olympics semi-finals.The world number one started the match brilliantly and...

Subscribe to our newsletter

Don't miss a thing from Tennisbuzz - get all the latest tennis news, exclusive content and competitions, and tennis trivia teasers all delivered to your inbox.

Related articles

Leave a reply

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here