Andy Murray wants to put a smile back on British faces

Michele Moreno
July 2, 2017

Wimbledon starts on Monday, and the reigning champion had added the matches to his schedule to gain grass-court practice after a surprising first-round exit from last week's Aegon Championships at Queen's Club.

Andy Murray came through a practice session at Wimbledon unscathed yesterday and said he still plans to play his first round despite a niggling hip injury. Practice has gone well, " was Lendl's response when asked whether he is anxious about the number one tennis player.

After the disruption caused to his Wimbledon preparations by a sore hip this week, Andy Murray will be thankful that he was handed a generous first-round draw this morning.

"Obviously you get to stay at home, I get to see my family, sleep in my own bed and that's nice because obviously as tennis players we are playing all over the world so it is quite rare for us to play a tournament and get to stay at home".

"If I have an issue, I have to ask a question whether I want to play kind of 50 per cent or I want to play 100 per cent if I have an opportunity to do that".

Elsewhere, world number two Novak Djokovic managed just nine minutes of play against Canadian Vasek Pospisil at Eastbourne before rain led to play being cancelled for the day.

"I just felt that he hadn't hit enough balls as opposed to here, where he has hit enough balls".

Murray's first week does not look too taxing if he can get going, but his fourth round could present a match against the hugely unsafe Australian with a theoretical quarter final against Stan Wawrinka.

Bublik will hope to continue an unwelcome 2017 trend for Murray, who has lost to both the previous lucky losers he has faced - Borna Coric in Madrid and Jordan Thompson last week at Queen's Club. "But he loves Wimbledon and he will be out there doing his best to try to defend his title". "I like the way he's playing".

Should he play, the two-time Wimbledon champion would be set for a heavily challenging campaign at The Championships. They always win - why should we follow them?

Bublik thinks the best shot he ever hit was a between-the-legs "tweener" in qualifying for the recent French Open but said he was disappointed there was no video of it available.

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