Andy Murray willing to take risks in order to make farewell Wimbledon appearance

Andy Murray is willing to take risks to compete at Wimbledon one final time but gave no guarantee he will play singles after a practice session on Saturday.

The Scot took to the All England Club’s practice courts at Aorangi Park a week after undergoing surgery to remove a spinal cyst.

His reaction afterwards was somewhat downbeat but he is still hoping to be able to take to the court on Tuesday against Czech Tomas Machac.

“Whether there’s enough time or not, I don’t know, but I’m trying,” Murray told reporters. “I need to be able to move properly, which I can’t yet, so let’s see in 48 hours or so.

“There’s risks associated with what I’m trying to do and I’m willing to take that to try and play.”

Murray confirmed earlier this week that he is planning for Wimbledon, where he is also due to play doubles with his brother Jamie, and the Olympics to be the final tournament of his career.

Emma Raducanu is not surprised to see the 37-year-old pushing himself to the limit to try to be fit in time.

“I think for a tournament like Wimbledon, especially, you’ll push your body, you’ll push your recovery to the maximum,” said the former US Open champion.

“You’ll take the consequences that will come after or during, whatever you have to do.

“I’m very happy to see him here because, when I think of Wimbledon, I think of Andy. Growing up, that was the generation, the hero, I would look up to.

“I think it just feels right and I really hope that Tuesday or whenever he’s playing that he’s on the match court.”