“I will play tennis for as long as I can,” says Andy Murray ahead of Wimbledon 2021

Andy Murray hopes to continue playing for as long as he can, and until he enjoys playing the game of tennis.

Andy Murray
Andy Murray

Andy Murray will return to action once again at Wimbledon 2021, next week. The Briton was defeated in the second round of Halle Open 2021, by the Italian, Matteo Berrettini. Murray skipped the clay court season, in favor of preparing for the grass court season.

Andy Murray received a wildcard for Wimbledon 2021, and will hope to do well at his home tournament. The Briton stated that he will compete at Wimbledon as if it is going to be his last tournament. He has had several injury setbacks in the past three years, suffering a hip injury in 2017. Since then, he has never been able to reach the levels he is capable of.

“To me it’s not so much about me worrying about it being my last one, it’s just something I think about. I’ve had so many injuries and setbacks you just don’t know what’s round the corner. I want to approach each tournament and each match that I play like it’s my last one so I can get the most out of it,” said Murray.

Andy Murray reveals his schedule prior to Wimbledon

Andy Murray revealed that he will prepare for Wimbledon 2021, in the coming week as he has arranged a practice session with Marin Cilic and Roger Federer. The Briton hopes to continue playing, and does not want it to be his last Wimbledon appearance.

“I’m going into the bubble on Wednesday, so I’m going to get there early to practice at Wimbledon. I’ve got some high-quality practices; I’m practising with (Marin) Cilic today and I practise with (Roger) Federer later in the week. I’m just trying to play with high-quality grass-court players to prepare as best as possible. I don’t want it to be my last Wimbledon. I don’t want to stop just now,” said Murray.

Andy Murray stated that prior to competing at Wimbledon 2021, it was all about the preparation. He also hopes to continue playing for as long as he can, and as long as he enjoys playing the game.

“It’s more about the body; if I’m restricted in how I can prepare. If I can’t prepare properly to compete then that’s when it’s not fair on yourself; to keep putting yourself out there because you’re not prepared and can’t do yourself justice,” said Murray.

“If I was having to compromise on my training just to get out there and my results weren’t good, then that is something I’d look at. But providing I can train and prepare well and I’m enjoying it I’ll do it for as long as I can,” he added.

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