Andy Murray is 'hopeful' of playing Wimbledon but admits it's too early to know for sure

Andy Murray has issued an injury update ahead of Wimbledon, and it's a lot more positive than first feared.

Andy Murray says he is 'hopeful' of making it to Wimbledon despite suffering an injury in the final of the Stuttgart Open.

Murray was playing Matteo Berrettini in Germany in what was his first final for nearly three years.

He lost the first set but managed to level things up with a brilliant finish to the second.

However, as he was serving in the opening game of the third, Murray appeared to injury himself and immediately called the physio onto the court.

The former world number one was able to finish the match, but with Wimbledon just two weeks away it is far from ideal timing.

Crucially, though, Murray has confirmed it is not a recurrence of the hip problem that cost him years of his career.

"I got some pain in my ab when I was serving," Murray explained. "Not something I've had before."

"Hopefully it's all right," he said. "Obviously I've played a lot of matches.

"This is the most matches I've played in two weeks since probably 2016. That's a really long time.

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"It's probably normal that I would feel some stuff in my body but I don't really know the severity of it.

"I won't know anything until I get it checked out. It's tough to say anything about the next weeks."

Murray's run in Stuttgart has seen him climb back into the top 50 in the world for the first time since his hip surgery in 2019.

He still has an outside chance of being seeded at Wimbledon, although he'll need a good run at Queen's to achieve that - assuming he is fit to play.

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