Tuesday, 22 January, 2019

Andy Murray could miss Wimbledon to help recovery from injury

Andy Murray Andy Murray
Kristopher Love | 22 June, 2018, 14:35

"I won't rule anything out just now", he said about his upcoming plans. It's an easy tournament.

Nick Kyrgios eliminated local favourite Andy Murray from the Queen's Club Championships, a Wimbledon tune-up event, while Feliciano Lopez beat David Goffin to advance to the quarter-finals of the event after the withdrawal of Milos Raonic.

Kyrgios said his right elbow has completely healed, bristling with confidence after pushing Federer to the brink in a Mercedes Cup semi-final in Stuttgart last week.

He told Amazon Prime, which is streaming the tournament live: "I still think I'll feel very nervous when I get back out there again just because you want to perform and you want to play well".

The Australian did so, and then played the better tiebreak to force a deciding set.

"For me, if I'm feeling good physically and if I believe in myself, there is no reason why I can't go into Wimbledon as one of the serious threats", Kyrgios said. "Yeah, it was a good week".

The pair are good friends off court and Kyrgios admitted he felt awkward.

The three-time Grand Slam champion is third up on Centre Court at the Queen's Club, in what is an action-packed day in west London.

"I've struggled a bit in the past year and a half and that has taken a bit of confidence out of me but I'm trying to get that back and today was flawless". "And ended up slipping over in my match".

"I played well against Roger last week". So hopefully that doesn't happen tomorrow, I won't slip over or fall over or something like that.

And just days after the world number 21 nearly beat Roger Federer in Stuttgart, he sabotaged himself with a series of bizarrely loose shots in the first set. Also I was quite solid on my returns, my strokes, and he was on the back foot from the beginning of the point.

Murray is contesting his first match since Wimbledon previous year, undergoing hip surgery in Melbourne in January.

"It's always great when you play in front of your home crowd", he said. "(Murray's) obviously one of my better mates on tour. "It was just great to see Andy back on court to be honest", he added.

"I feel like I'm in good form on the grass".

Nick Kyrgios had a disastrous Wimbledon past year, struck down by injury in his opening match.

He was briefly held up when an alarm went off in the grounds but was far too good for Millman, finishing with a flourish.

Nick Kyrgios hopes to remain healthy and injury free as he pushes for a successful year at Wimbledon. He is awesome for the sport.

Queenslander John Millman is Australia's only other entrant at Baron's Court this week.

With Wimbledon starting on July 2, Djokovic was desperate to improve his 14-8 record in 2018, and, in his first appearance at Queen's since 2010, he was quickly in the groove as he romped to a first round win in 65 minutes.