Murray mum on hip injury, open to long break from tennis

World No. 1 Andy Murray refused to give details of his injury although he confessed of being in pain through out the tournament before American Sam Querrey ended his run at the Wimbledon on Wednesday.

Andy Murray added that he will take the best advice provided to him on his recovery— even if it means taking a longer break from tennis.   -  Getty Images

World No. 1 Andy Murray refused to give details of his injury although he confessed of being in pain through out the tournament before American Sam Querrey ended his run at the Wimbledon on Wednesday.

“The whole tournament I've been a little bit sore. But I tried my best right to the end. You know, gave everything I had. I'm proud about that. But it's obviously disappointing to lose, you know, at Wimbledon. There's obviously an opportunity there. So I'm sad that it's over,” Murray said post-match.

“Well, I knew I wasn't going to do any major damage by playing. So obviously wanted to try, you know, if possible, find a way at the end. Obviously it wasn't the case. Like I said, I mean, Sam served great. The end of the fourth set and fifth set, felt like he hardly missed any first serves. He was acing me pretty much every time. I wasn't getting enough power on my serve to put him in any bother there. So he was dictating all of the points. But, yeah, that was it.”

Murray declined to share specific details of his hip injury, but said that he has been dealing with the issue for a very long time.

“I'm not going to go into all the details of exactly what my hip issues are. Like I said, I've been dealing with it for a very long time during my career. Obviously as you get older, things are a little bit tougher to manage than they are when you're younger. There's a bit more wear and tear there. Yeah, and that's it. I've managed to deal with it for a very long time. I'm sure moving forward I'll be able to, you know, get through it. Yeah, I just need to do all of the right things and be even more diligent and professional than I have been recently.

“I feel like I've done all of the right stuff, but I'll try to do more, try to get myself in better shape. Hopefully I'll come through the other side of it a better player, a better athlete. That's what I'll try and do.”

When asked about whether he has had any discussion with his team on how to fix the injury, Murray said: “No, no. I mean, before the tournament, you know, it was very short-term because, you know, you want to play Wimbledon. You want to play all of the slams and give your best chance there. You know, we were looking at short-term solutions. Obviously managed to get through a bunch of matches and did okay. Now I'll sit down with my team and look at the next step, look a little bit longer term. The US Open's, I don't know, six, seven weeks away maybe, something like that. You know, sit down with my team tomorrow and come up with a plan for what I have to do next.”

Open to long break

Murray also added that he will take the best advice provided to him — even if it means taking a longer break from tennis.

“I don't know. Depends. I mean, I'll get the best advice I can, then stick with that. If it means, you know, taking a few weeks' rest, then so be it. If it means training and doing the right, you know, rehab and stuff, then I'll do that. I have no idea of exactly what that's going to be. Just like I said, you know, before Wimbledon, it's a very short-term mindset. You're trying to get yourself in the best shape possible for this tournament, and I did that. I did the best that I could. Then, yeah, now I'll listen to my team and, you know, get the best advice I can, make a decision after that.”

“I go home and spend time with my family. That will be, you know, immediately what I'll do. Then tomorrow, yeah, back to work. Sit down, like I said, with my team. I'll sit down with them tomorrow and discuss the best plan moving forward. That starts tomorrow.”

‘Hope Johanna goes on to win the tournament’

It would have a great opportunity for the local crowd had Murray would have stayed alive in the tournament and went on to win the title, while Johanna Konta — who will be in action against Venus Williams in women’s semis — won both the men’s and women’s trophy.

Wishing her success, Murray said: “No, no, it isn't. It's tough today. It would have been tough regardless of Jo's results. You know, I hope she goes on to win the tournament. She's certainly got, you know, a fantastic chance. I saw quite a lot of the match yesterday. She played extremely well under a lot of pressure, at the end of that second set especially. So, you know, she keeps playing like that, there's no reason why she can't do it. Hopefully she goes on to win.”

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