Andy Murray has revealed that he’s nonetheless struggling with a slight groin damage forward of Wimbledon as he loses within the second spherical of Queens.
Murray gained his first match again on grass in opposition to Benoire Paire, however misplaced as we speak to prime seed Matteo Berrettini 6-3, 6-3, and afterwards admitted to nonetheless feeling a ‘slight niggle.’
The previous world primary has suffered a sequence of dangerous luck injury-wise, after getting back from main hip surgical procedure in 2019.
A optimistic COVID check prevented Murray from competing within the Australian Open after which a freak groin damage obtained the night time earlier than the Miami Open as soon as once more stopped him from enjoying.
The 2-time Wimbledon Champion then selected to skip clay season so as to put together for grass season and Wimbledon specifically, however the groin damage nonetheless appears to be lingering.
“Clearly [I’ll] attempt to get – there’s nonetheless a slight niggle within the groin, and attempt to eliminate that discomfort between now and Wimbledon,” Murray mentioned in his post-match press convention.
“It’s a barely advanced situation in that, you understand, nonetheless not totally positive what the issue is. Couple of issues probably. With tendons, for instance, like you could have a tendon damage, it’s good to load it to get it to adapt.
“However you may’t like load it like so many days in a row, as a result of in case you do you can irritate it and flare it up and it units you again. If it’s one thing else, structurally there’s nothing incorrect, so then it turns into extra about managing the discomfort.
Murray desperately wants extra courtroom time forward of the Wimbledon Championships however mentioned he must stability the necessity for match apply with the necessity to defend himself from additional damage.
“You simply should be on the courtroom with the highest gamers, and that’s what I’ll attempt to do the subsequent week, ten days, get on the market and play with them as a lot as doable,” mentioned Murray.
“However then, you understand, with the mindset or the thought that I have to handle the groin a bit of bit as nicely. It’s a bit tough.”
Murray has obtained a wildcard for Wimbledon however it’s unknown if he’ll attempt to get a wildcard earlier than then at Eastbourne or Mallorca for extra courtroom time.