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Murray confirms his fitness for Wimbledon

Andy Murray will begin his Wimbledon title defense on Monday after confirming his recovery from a hip injury that has disrupted his preparation for this year's tournament.

"It's felt much better the last few days," the world number one told a media conference on Sunday.

Tennis - Wimbledon Preview - London, Britain - July 2, 2017 Great Britain's Andy Murray during a press conference REUTERS/Jed Leicester/Pool
"If I feel like I do today, I'll be fine to play the tournament. I'll be fine to play seven matches."

Murray, who will play Kazakhstan's Alexander Bublik, a lucky loser ranked 134, in the Centre Court opener on Monday, said he felt no lasting effects from the injury which caused him to pull out of two exhibition matches at London's Hurlingham Club last week.

"I've had hip problems since I was very young," said the Scot, who added that he had benefited from several days' rest. "It's not something new to me. It's just been very sore the last few weeks.

"It was giving me quite a lot of trouble moving to certain shots and getting into certain positions.

Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-tennis-wimbledon-murray-idUSKBN19N0GO

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