Sunday 18 November 2018

Andy Murray set to announce whether he will play at Wimbledon before the draw on Friday morning

Andy Murray has pulled out of Wimbledon (Photo by Philippe Crochet / Photonews
via Getty Images)
Andy Murray has pulled out of Wimbledon (Photo by Philippe Crochet / Photonews via Getty Images)

Andy Murray's participation at Wimbledon remains in doubt after his mother Judy revealed she is still unsure whether he will play.

Two-time champion Murray is expected to announce imminently whether he feels fit enough to take part, having finally made his comeback from almost a year out injured over the last couple of weeks.

The 31-year-old Scot has played three matches, beating Stan Wawrinka while losing to Nick Kyrgios and Kyle Edmund, and must now decide whether his body is up to the rigours of a grand slam.

Speaking at the Women's Tennis Association's 'Tennis on the Thames', Judy Murray said: "I'm not sure.

"He'll have to make his mind up today because they are making the draw tomorrow.

"He's dipped his toe in the water in the last couple of weeks to try and get some matches and see where his body is at, and I guess it will depend on how he feels towards the end of the day, if he feels he is ready for five-set matches, so who knows?"

Meanwhile, former Wimbledon semi-finalist Juan Marin Del Potro has welcomed Murray's return to action, as he urged him to only play at Wimbledon if he was fully fit.

"I am so happy for Andy to get back on the court," Del Potro told Tennis365. "To see a guy like him coming back and trying to play tennis again after all his problems is amazing for the tennis world and the history of our sport.

"He now has time to feel ready, to get confident with his body because the tennis game is very tough, but I have no doubt that when he is fully fit and confident in himself that we will see the real Andy Murray once again.

"He will know when the right time to play again. Wrist injuries like I had, shoulder problems or hip injuries like Andy has come through are some of the worst you can have in our sport, so we are just all so happy to see him back on the court."

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