Murray hopes damage is not going to derail grass season


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Andy Murray (left) misplaced to second seed Matteo Berrettini in three units within the Stuttgart Open closing

Andy Murray says he doesn’t know the extent of his stomach damage however hopes the setback doesn’t derail his grass-court season.

Murray, as a result of play at Queen’s this week earlier than Wimbledon in a fortnight, obtained medical remedy twice and was in seen discomfort when serving.

“Hopefully it is all proper,” he stated.

“Clearly I’ve performed numerous matches. That is essentially the most matches I’ve performed in two weeks since most likely 2016. That is a extremely very long time.

“It is most likely regular that I might really feel some stuff in my physique however I do not actually know the severity of it.

“I will not know something till I get it checked out. It is robust to say something in regards to the subsequent weeks.”

Two-time Wimbledon champion Murray, 35, had been bidding for a primary grass-court singles title in six years however was crushed 6-4 5-7 6-3 by Italian world quantity 10 Berrettini.

Earlier than the 5 matches he performed in Germany this week, the 35-year-old Scot had performed 4 occasions in Surbiton the earlier week on his method to the semi-finals of the Challenger occasion there.

Murray, whose profession was practically ended when he wanted a hip resurfacing operation three and a half years in the past, had been transferring freely in Sunday’s closing earlier than having to name for the physio after he was damaged within the opening sport of the deciding set.

He then had extra remedy whereas serving at 30-0 at 2-4 and whereas he managed to carry serve in that sport, he appeared to be in discomfort for the remainder of the match and was damaged within the closing sport.

“I obtained some ache in my ab once I was serving. Not one thing I’ve had earlier than,” the three-time Grand Slam champion stated.

It was a disappointing finish to what had been among the best tournaments he has had since his comeback from hip surgical procedure.

His run will carry him again into the world’s prime 50 for the primary time since 2018 when the brand new rankings are printed on Monday.

“Sorry I could not recover from the road at present, however there’s been numerous progress the previous couple of weeks. I am trying ahead to what the long run has to carry,” he stated in his on-court interview.

“I am feeling so much higher about my sport. Hopefully my physique can maintain up a short while longer so I can hold taking part in matches like this.”

The Cinch Championships at Queen’s Membership in London begin on Monday, with Wimbledon starting on 27 June.

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