Andy Murray: I have heard doubters but I still play because I love tennis

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Andy Murray: I have heard doubters but I still play because I love tennis

British tennis star Andy Murray has revealed that he is feeling fine at the moment but he doesn't know how will his body react after playing at the Queen's Club. Murray, who hasn't played since early-March, is set to play at the Queen's Club this week.

"I feel okay,’ said Murray at a press conference on Monday. ‘I don’t feel perfect, but, yeah, like, I have been practicing well over the last month or so pretty consistently. I have been training at Wimbledon, and we came out here the last few days and had a couple of good practices.

"The question mark is obviously whether the body holds up and I can’t say with any great certainty right now whether that’s going to happen or not, because I have been feeling good at different points throughout the last nine months or so, and practised really well, felt good going into tournaments.

Then, you know, something’s happened or whatever happened in Miami. "I can’t say with any great certainty I will be okay. I mean, I hope I will be, because I’m sure and I have seen enough again in practice that my tennis is fine and in a good place, but physically I need to hold up under playing matches."

Murray has heard the doubters

"So I don’t know what the expectations should be, but for me, my focus is on, you know, my body and that’s my hope and my goals is to be physically fit. I’m still training well and practising well, and I’m in good shape in terms of all the numbers and everything I’m producing in the gym.

‘I’m aware that that stuff is really it’s irrelevant. You need to be able to get through tennis matches and compete at the highest level. I have been unable to do that. So I have said at the beginning I don’t want to promise anything in terms of that respect, because I don’t even know myself exactly.

Let’s wait and see what happens, but my goal and priority is to be healthy." Murray still loves the game and that's the reason why he is still playing it profesionally. ‘The reason why I’m still playing is because I love playing tennis,’ he added.

‘You know, I spoke to a number of my ex-coaches who were players and played at high level. I asked them about like when they finished playing or what it was like at the end of their careers and stuff. ‘Unanimously they were all, like, “Look, it was extremely difficult to stop playing, and our advice would be to play as long as you can, so long as you are still enjoying it, you know, and providing your body can still do it”. Which maybe there is question marks over mine in that respect."