Murray pulls out of second Hurlingham exhibition

Posted July 02, 2017

As the defending champion, Murray is due to open the 2017 Championships at Wimbledon with a match on Centre Court on Monday.

British duo Andy Murray and Johanna Konta both face a race against time to be fit for their first-round matches at Wimbledon on Monday.

Murray was seen limping today as he practised at Wimbledon after not training for two days due to a sore hip.

But when asked if he was OK, Murray told Sunsport with a smile: "I haven't tested it yet".

"Not at all. Unlike before Paris, he is hitting the ball really well".

Murray, who last played at Hurlingham in 2014, was supposed to take on France's Lucas Pouille at the Aspall Tennis Classic but pulled out after experiencing soreness in his hip. "I'm very pleased with the two weeks we had", said Lendl, who explained that Murray had practised with Denis Shapovalov and Grigor Dimitrov at the start of the week. "If the weather is good I am sure we will practice".

Murray has only played one grass-court match this year, suffering a shock first-round defeat by world number 90 Jordan Thompson at Queen's.

Murray is facing hard times for the last one year and after an early exit from the French Open, the British player is searching to regain his form.

Murray will learn his road to a third Wimbledon championship Friday when officials reveal the seedings and draws for the tournament.

"Andy has been unlucky with a few illnesses [this year] and an elbow injury, and that doesn't help if you don't have as much time to practice or as many matches as you would like".