Andy Murray could miss Wimbledon to help recovery from injury

Novak Djokovic Andy Murray Queen's

Novak Djokovic Andy Murray Queen's

Andy Murray returned to the ATP Tour Tuesday with a defeat at the Fever-Tree Championships, showing no signs of ill health as he went down fighting 2-6, 7-6 (4), 7-5 to Nick Kyrgios. He said: "I won't rule anything out just now".

"I'm happy I pulled it through but I was just glad to see him back out there".

I don't get nervous in life in general - except for when it comes to playing tennis matches.

And, speaking at Queen's on Sunday, the 31-year-old told former world number one Murray not to expect an instant return to former glories.

I learned a lot about where I am physically and about my game that maybe I wouldn't have learned against other players.

Former top-ranked Murray still had a visible limp and sometimes looked to struggle with side-to-side movement after hip surgery in January, but he had lost none of his competitive spirit.

"The guy hadn't played a match in a year and I was getting smoked in the first set, I was like, "This is not going to be a good look if I lose here". I'm really happy that I got on the match court today and played.

"I never knew it would take so long to feel comfortable with my game".

Murray demonstrated his renowned resilience as he saved break point in the opening game, before eventually reeling off four successive games to clinch the first set 6-2.

Then I had some food, completed my media commitments and then I went back and did another 20-30 minutes with my physio before heading home.

However, with another tiebreaker looming, Murray found himself facing another match point on his own serve and doubled faulted to hand victory to Kyrgios.

The Spaniard disarmed his 9th-ranked opponent, whose favourite surface is not grass, and began the defence of his title on a good note.

"And then I guess on a personal level he's always been really good to me, has helped me when I was younger and supported me".

Edmund said: "For someone to be out almost a year, it's always good to see him back, but especially someone like Andy who obviously in British tennis is huge". You don't really know how you are going to perform.

Andy Murray has not ruled out making an appearance at the Eastbourne International as he continues his comeback from a hip injury.

"It was odd because on big points, when I won them, I nearly felt bad if I showed any emotion", he said.

Or perhaps with not wanting to show up a player he has a lot of respect for, had Murray's form not been up to it. "So a match against Dimitrov, obviously, is a very good challenge for both of us, especially me at this time, with not too many matches under my belt in general this year or the past 12 months".

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