London, United Kingdom – There might be a low to no chances of seeing a well-conditioned Andy Murray in Wimbledon 2017 next week.
Is there a chance for a Murray-less Wimbledon 2017? These injury scares might bring hope to his contender.
The defending champion withdrew from his warm-up matches today. A viral video circulating on the internet shows Murray tired and limping after his training at the Queens Club. He was actually limping during the practice itself.
Murray’s coach believes otherwise. Ivan Lendl stated in an interview that Murray had great practices and is in good condition to defend his title. He said that Murray had gathered enough strength to meet his opponent next week. Murray is set to defend his title against Alexander Bublik.
Same story happened to British player Johanna Konta after her back injury. She had to withdraw from the semis in Eastbourne. She confirmed to be doing her best to recover from her spine injury, but she believes that health must come first.
Konta admitted that the nasty fall she had during the previous game had left her to feel sore, but she does not have any concussions. By noon, she was cleared out to play in the semifinals. But she complained to feel sore during this afternoon’s practice. She is set to play head-to-head against Hsieh Su-Wei.
Murray and Konta are both favorites to win the Wimbledon trophies in their respective categories. Murray has a 7/2 advantage while Konta has a 9/1 third advantage.
Murray canceled his second scheduled warm-up game because he said his hip is still sore. His medical team advised him to rest for a couple of days more for him to attend to Bublik in a better condition next week.
Wimbledon 2017 – The Championship 2017 will start on Monday, July 3 to Sunday, July 16.