Andy Murray says abdominal injury is 'healing but still not perfect' ahead of Wimbledon

After suffering an abdominal injury earlier this month, Andy Murray is facing a race to be fit for the start of Wimbledon on June 27.

Andy Murray has struggled with injuries for the past few years, and his latest came in Germany in the Stuttgart Open final against Matteo Berrettini.

After struggling to recover from hip surgery, it seems Andy Murray's season has been focused on playing in the grass-court season and featuring in his beloved Wimbledon.

His preparations have been strong, with the Scot reaching the last four in Surbiton before reaching the final in Stuttgart last week.

Ideally, Murray planned to head to Queen's as a final warm-up for Wimbledon, which starts on June 27.

Andy Murray at Wimbledon

But with the 35-year-old still recovering from his abdominal injury, he was forced to withdraw from the event and now hopes to be fit in time for his return to SW19.

Thankfully, the two-time Wimbledon winner provided a positive update on his recovery on Monday afternoon, with the Scott suggesting his injury is healing well.

"The positives are I've been able to practise but there are certain shots I've not been able to practise, so that has obviously disrupted my preparations. The injury is healing but still not perfect.

"I've been practising for the past three or four days and have been practising well. But unfortunately in matches you can't just not hit certain shots. In the next couple of days hopefully I'll get the chance to test that and hopefully it will be fine."

Murray has also reunited with Ivan Lendl as his coach, with the pair having experienced Wimbledon glory in their first stint together.

With Murray having shown good form on grass this season, he'll be eager to prove he's still able to compete among the best, even if he's limited to playing in a handful of tournaments each season.

Wimbledon begins on June 27 this year and will controversially not award ranking points after the decision to ban Russian and Belarusian players from competing.

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