After missing the 2018 and 2019 editions due to injuries and last year’s cancellation due to the corona pandemic, Andy Murray is finally back at Wimbledon. The two-time winner said Tuesday he hoped not to be able to play on London’s grass for the last time.
“It’s not that I worry that this would be my last Wimbledon,” the 34-year-old Scotsman looked ahead. “But I do think about it. I wouldn’t like it. I want to keep playing. I’ve had so many injuries and so many setbacks. You never know what’s coming. I therefore approach every tournament and every match as if it were my last. I don’t take anything for granted and always try to get the most out of it.”
“I want to be well prepared,” Murray continued. “Wednesday evening I go into my bubble and start training at Wimbledon. My training partners are Marin Cilic and Roger Federer later in the week. I want to play against top players on grass to prepare myself as best as possible.”
Murray, who has had two hip surgeries since his quarter-final place in 2017, won the Queen’s tournament last week against Frenchman Benoit Paire. He then lost to Italian Matteo Berrettini in the second round.