He WILL be fit for Wimbledon, insists mum Judy Murray

The world number one is attempting to overcome a hip injury which saw him pull out of his final Wimbledon warm-up matches at the Hurlingham Club this week.

And that sparked concerns the 30-year-old could be forced to sit out his title defence at the All England Club, which starts on Monday next week.

Here Press Association Sport looks at the issues Murray has encountered this term. He learned that he was playing against Murray in a text from his father, but did not believe him at first.

"I want to try and win here another time if I can and I think there is a good chance that I could do it if I prepare properly and play well", Murray told "Sky Sports". It was another month-long absence before Murray was back in Monaco, where he suffered a third-round exit.

"I'm more aware of stuff that relates to children, definitely", said the Scot.

"We were always chased off by the rain". Unlike before Paris, he is hitting the ball really well. I understand it if it was somebody finishing their career. "It's a great court at one of the biggest tournaments, if not the biggest tournament for me in the year".

He explained: "After the ball landed in, I was like: 'Is there a camera?' I wasn't even worrying about the fact that it was 4-3 in the tie-break". I'm maybe a bit more emotional towards that kind of stuff now.

Bublik, who also interviewed Federer in Indian Wells and asked (in vain) if he could play doubles with the Swiss, was unaware of Murray's injury problems. When I'm out on the court, you're in your own little bubble. My father texted me, like, 'Hi, you're playing Andy Murray.' I'm, like, 'Ha!

As the defending champion, the Brit will get the honour of opening proceedings at SW19 on Monday afternoon in what will be his first competitive outing in two weeks following his shock loss to Australia's Jordan Thompson.

  • Rogelio Becker