Murray casts doubt over Wimbledon entry

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       Kyle Edmund says he is aware people are talking about his chances of success in the build-up to Wimbledon

2:49 Kyle Edmund says he is aware people are talking about his chances of success in the build-up to Wimbledon

In just his second match back, Andy Murray claimed a big win over Stan Wawrinka in the opening round of the Nature Valley International.

The Scot looked physically strong, struck the ball cleanly and served well throughout to set up a second-round tie with his compatriot and British No. 1 Kyle Edmund. I can decide when I want and I'm going to do that.

"That is what tennis will demand of you; if you are playing in a tournament that lasts for a week and you get to the final, you have to play five matches in seven days".

All eyes will be on Murray, with a decision on his participation at the All England Club expected at some point in the next 48 hours.

The Wimbledon Grand Slam starts on 2 July at the All England Club but two-time victor Murray says he will play only if he's ready. "My health and my body are my number one priority right now and I will make that decision when I am ready".


It was then the three-time Grand Slam champion's turn to display his fighting spirit is still in tact, as he secured a first break of the match and then held serve to force Edmund to serve it out.

"The positive to that is I don't necessarily have to practise for three hours a day before events like I would have done in the past - feeling like that is what I had to do to perform well".

Edmund broke once more to leave him serving for the match and, although Murray broke back, it merely delayed the inevitable.

Meanwhile, Dan Evans will not play at Wimbledon after losing to German Matthias Bachinger in the second round of qualifying. Murray also forced so many errors out of a hit-and-miss Wawrinka, who struggled to find his game and often was pushed into making untimely errors because of the pressure Murray applies with his footwork from the baseline.

"Obviously I am very happy to get the win", said Murray. That is something new that I haven't done in the past.


On Wednesday, Murray will take on a British player ranked higher than him for the first time since taking on Tim Henman in Basel back in 2005.

Konta had not dropped a set against Wozniacki in their two previous meetings at the 2017 Australian Open and the final of last year's Miami Open.

'In the past 12-18 months Kyle has done fantastic things and is improving all the time, ' Murray added.

'The atmosphere will probably be different because the crowd won't necessarily want one particular player to win, they want to see a good match and will support both players'.


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