Andy Murray does not think physical issues will stop him from playing at Wimbledon

Andy Murray expects to decide by Friday morning’s draw whether he will compete at Wimbledon this year.

The two-time Wimbledon winner has played only three matches since his return from almost a year out.

He has lost two of those contests, the latest defeat coming at the hands of fellow Brit Kyle Edmund in Eastbourne on Wednesday.

However, Murray has been very competitive, considering his injury-enforced absence, and he says he will be at Wimbledon, as long as he can do himself justice.

Asked if he will know by 10am on Friday, when the draw is made, Murray said: “Probably. I’ll chat with my team in the next couple of days.

“Obviously, see how I pull up again, but I don’t really anticipate any issues.

“With each match, I’m trying to gain information about where I’m at physically and where my game is at.

“The matches have been helpful for that. The match against Nick (Kyrgios, last week at Queen’s) was a significantly longer match.

“Today was very different. I was reacting a lot on the court rather than being the one that was dictating on my own serve.

“They are the sort of things that, when you play against the best players, which obviously Kyle is one of them just now, over the course of the match, that tells a little bit.

“There is no risk from me playing tennis just now. It’s just whether I feel like I’m able to do myself justice.

“Two weeks ago I practised with Kyle and I didn’t win a game, so I have made decent improvements and obviously have been somewhat competitive in the matches that I have played.

“But I don’t just want to go out there to just play, I want to be able to compete properly. If I don’t feel like I can do that, then I won’t play.

“If I do and physically I feel ready, mentally I’m in the right place, then I’ll go for it, but there’s no danger about me injuring my hip more than there would be at any other stage.”

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