British professional tennis player Andy Murray announced that he will be able to defend the Wimbledon title. Medics declared him fit to play after struggling with a hip injury in recent weeks. Centre Court will begin on Monday, when Murray will play against "lucky loser" Alexander Bublik.
The 30-year-old tennis player was back training on Sunday ahead of the start of the Wimbledon Championships. In order to improve on his fitness he played two warm up matches this week. When asked about how he feels Murray answered: "I've had hip problems since I was very young. 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... It's a little bit stressful if you can't practice for a few days... It's felt much better the last few days".
Andy Murray won last year's Wimbledon with 6-4, 7-6, 7-6 victory against Milos Raonic
Murray explained that he will be "fine to play the event and play seven matches". He really wanted to prepare and train as much as possible for what he calls an "extremely important tournament". Not practicing enough is always a reason to concern and worry, Murray justified.