Andy Murray has told British media he is determined to play Wimbledon as the Scot struggles to get past an abdominal injury.
The three-time Grand Slam winner who has earned two of his honours at the All England Club, has been rehabbing since losing the Stuttgart grass final less than a fortnight ago to Matteo Berrettini while playing hurt.
But the lure of Wimbledon remains strong for the Scot.
“It’s not good news to be in this situation with the start of Wimbledon so close, but I can assure you that I’ve been through much more adverse situations in recent years.
“I know what I’m talking about. I have to stay with the positive.”
He added: “There are still shots that I haven’t been able to practice in training, I’m dealing with that,” the 35-year-old said.
“I’ll try to take one more step in the next few days, I hope I have enough time.
“The situation is a bit frustrating because my game was in a very good place right now, especially physically.”
Despite the challenge, Murray says he’s in a better place physically than he was before when hip problems half a decade ago led to a pair of surgeries and years of start-stop comeback efforts.
“I’ve played nine games in two weeks, something I haven’t done since 2016.
“It’s been six years since I was able to do something like that, but it’s my fault for not having consistent enough performances. At certain times it was understandable because I played against high-level opponents.”
Main photo:-Wimbledon 2016 Andy Murray with Mens Singles Trophy – by Karl Winter International Sports Fotos Ltd