Andy Murray 'feeling good' and targeting rankings boost ahead of Wimbledon

Former world number one Andy Murray believes he can be seeded at Wimbledon this year after years in the rankings wilderness.

Andy Murray says he harbours hopes of being seeded for Wimbledon this year, but he knows he has work to do.

Since injury struck Murray when he was world number one in 2017, Murray's ranking has naturally suffered.

That has led him often relying on wild cards to get into the biggest tournaments, although it's not really a problem getting them when you are a three-time Grand Slam champion.

Slowly but surely, though, Murray has clawed his way back up and currently sits at number 67 in the rankings.

That is still some way short of getting a Wimbledon seed, but with tournaments in Stuttgart and at Queen's still to come before the action gets underway at the All-England Club, Murray is hopeful of making further inroads.

"I don't know how many matches I would need to win exactly, but if I had a good run at Queen's or next week [in Stuttgart] that would give me a good chance," Murray said.

Andy Murray at Wimbledon

"I have high expectations for myself and lofty goals and ambitions, which I talk about with my team regularly but I will not share them here.

"I don't think there should be lots of expectation on me to do that well but I have trained hard.

"I have prepared well and physically feel good. Grass is my best surface I feel. I have prepared as best I can for it.

"We will find out in a few weeks what the outcome is for it but the thing I can control is not the results and the performances at Wimbledon but I can control my preparation, my attitude on the court and my effort.

"I can guarantee I will give 100 per cent on that side of things to give myself the best chance to have a good run."

Andy Murray was starting to look more like his old self at the Madrid Masters last month, with him beating Dominic Thiem and Denis Shapovalov before a bout of illness forced him to withdraw.

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