“I’m ok!” – Andy Murray plays down latest injury scare after Battle of the Brits withdrawal
Andy Murray has played down his latest injury scare, saying his withdrawal from the Battle of the Brits was just a precaution.
Murray played his first tennis in seven months in Roehampton, completing four matches in five days before losing to British number one and eventual winner Dan Evans in the semi-finals.
He then pulled out of the third/fourth place play-off match due to a shin injury, but he insists it is nothing to worry about
“I’m okay – it’s just that this week is by far the most I’ve done in seven months,” Murray said.
“One of the shins has been an issue and it’s a bit sore, so best not to risk it.
“The results were not the important thing. At times I played well and at times my level dropped.
“If I can get to the level I played in the first set [against Evans] and maintain that, it would be good.”
Evans, meanwhile, was delighted to cement his current position at the top of the British men’s game.
“I wasn’t sure how it was going to be but it literally felt like a tournament event,” he said.
“The players have been raving about the tournament all week. It’s been a great week and hopefully we can all do it again.”
Andy Murray says he plans on playing in the US Open this summer as he steps up his latest attempted comeback from hip resurfacing surgery.
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