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Two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has admitted he is in a tight race to be fit for SW19 after suffering an abdominal injury in a lead-up tournament.
Murray was hitting some solid form in recent weeks after reaching the Stuttgart Open final against Mateo Berrettini, before suffering the injury.
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Last Monday, Murray confirmed he had strained his left abdominal and withdrew from Queen's.
However, having sat out Queen's last week, Murray has opened up about how his injury is tracking before Wimbledon.
The three-time grand slam champion said he is still hopeful he will play at SW19.
However, the Scot added that the next few days are the most crucial before he makes the decision his fans are waiting on.
"The positives are I've been able to practise but there's some certain shots I've not been able to practise so it's obviously disrupted my preparations, not getting to play at Queen's and then some specific shots that I've not been able to train," Murray said.
"The injury is healing but it's still not perfect. I've been able to practise the last three, four days, so I've got a decent amount of time on the court but it's not been ideal.
"I don't want to say exactly which shots I haven't been able to do but I'm sure you can work that out based on what the injury is. I've missed out on some of the stuff I'd have liked to do but hopefully in the next couple of days will hopefully improve and we will get back to normal preparations."
Andy Murray trains at Wimbledon
While Murray said the next couple of days are vital, Wimbledon posted a photo of the three-time grand slam champion training ahead of his comeback.
Footage showed Murray running around on the court.
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Murray was in strong form since the beginning of the grass court season.
Reaching the final of the Stuttgart Open helped propel him back into the World Top 50 at No.41.
With Wimbledon starting in two weeks on June 27, time is ticking for Murray to regain match fitness.
"I've played a lot of matches, probably the most I've played on grass since 2016 (and his second Wimbledon title)," Murray said after his injury.
"It's been a long time since I've played nine matches in 14 days. So it's probably normal that I feel some stuff in my body."
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