Murray 'Willing To Take Risk' To Play Wimbledon One Final Time

Murray 'Willing To Take Risk' To Play Wimbledon One Final Time

by Nurein Ahmed

Andy Murray has reiterated his desire to play his final Wimbledon in the next fortnight, even if it would jeopardize his future health.

Murray underwent a procedure after retiring at Queen's two weeks ago. Various British outlets reported that he had withdrawn from Wimbledon after details of his medical diagnosis were leaked.

This evoked fury from his camp, with his mother, Judy, on the frontline calling out The Telegraph for breaking the news. She also confirmed that her son had not pulled out, contrary to the reports.

Murray has since been recovering in London and recently revealed that he would wait until the last minute to decide whether to play. Every single day between now and the start of Wimbledon on July 1st counts, and the three-time Grand Slam champion is determined to play there before his retirement.

The 37-year-old understands the risks inherent with his back, which has plagued him for most of his career. He stated that he can't move freely on the court but hopes the next two days will help his recovery.

"There’s risks associated with what I’m trying to do and I’m willing to take that to try and play. We’ll see what happens. I need to be able to move properly, which I can’t yet, so let’s see in 48 hours or so. I don’t know. Tough to know how it’s going to progress, really."

Murray told reporters courtside as quoted on inews UK

Murray will play in singles and doubles. He was granted a main draw wild card in doubles, where he will partner his brother Jamie Murray. In singles, he will face Tomas Machac of the Czech Republic in the opening match on Tuesday.

If the former World No. 1 doesn't recover in time to play singles, he can still afford a couple of extra days before playing in doubles. Right now, the time constraint is not helping Murray, and it will be intriguing to see if he can soldier on and play.


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