‘This is not my last Wimbledon,’ says Andy Murray after keeping record going
Andy Murray says his win over Nikoloz Basilashvili has proven he is right to keep on playing tennis.
The former world number one has had a torrid time with injuries, but he beat the Georgian 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 in his first singles match at Wimbledon in four years on Monday.
It was just his third win of the season due to a problematic groin injury, but he says it is one that vindicates his desire to keep battling for his career.
“I keep getting asked is this going to be my last Wimbledon, is this my last match and its a no, I want to keep playing,” Andy Murray said.
“I can still do it. He (Basilashvili) is ranked 28th in the world, I’ve hardly played and I still beat him.
“It’s been extremely tough, even these last few months. I haven’t had the most serious of injuries but its been frustrating not to be able to get out on court.
“I’ve had little momentum so just kept trying and working hard, going to the gym, doing the right things to get me here and I feel very lucky I get to do it again.”
Murray’s win over Basilashvili maintains his record of never being eliminated in the first round of Wimbledon during his career.
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