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Andy Murray to decide Wimbledon fate on Monday night

Wimbledon tennis

Two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray is yet to decide if he will participate in this year’s tournament, with the 37-year-old still recovering from back surgery in London.

Speaking to media ahead of Wimbledon beginning this week, Murray shared that his rehab is going well.

However, it’s too early to tell if he’ll be fit for his first-round match on Tuesday.

“It’s getting better every single day,” said Murray on Sunday.

“I played a set today. It went pretty well, but I still don’t have 100 percent sort of feeling and sensation in my leg yet.”

Murray’s dream retirement derailed by back injury

Murray participation at Wimbledon is not about winning the tournament.

Tennis bookmakers have the former No.1 at long odds of +50000 in the outright betting.

Instead, Murray hopes to play in London one last time before he retires.

“I just want the opportunity to play one more time out there hopefully on Centre Court, and I don’t know, feel that buzz,” the three-time Grand Slam champion explained.

However, Murray’s plans of playing at Wimbledon took a big hit when he was forced to retire from his second-round match at Queen’s against Jordan Thompson.

The moment Murray took to court against the Australian, it was obvious something wasn’t right. His movement was significantly hampered, with the issue appearing to be his right leg.

As it happens, Murray was suffering from a spinal cyst, which compressed nerves and caused him to lose feeling in his leg.

“The nature of the problem that I had was I had quite a large cyst, which was squashing, compressing my nerves, which then obviously meant I lost not all, but a lot of control in my right leg,” Murray said.

“It’s kind of like if you sleep on your arm funny, you wake up and you’ve got a dead arm. It’s kind of like that feeling.”

While the Brit says sensation in his leg is getting better, it is impossible to tell at this stage whether he will be ready to play on Tuesday.

“I’m doing some physical testing in the morning to see sort of how far off I am from a physical perspective,” Murray said.

“Then I will probably make a decision [Monday] evening after that.”

Murray is scheduled to play Tomas Machac, who he lost to in a tight three-setter earlier this year.

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