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‘I felt my hip a bit, but it didn’t affect my movement’ – Andy Murray gives positive injury update after win

Andy Murray eased himself into the semi-finals of the Battle of the Brits on Thursday with a 6-3, 7-5 win over James Ward.

The 33-year-old bounced back from a defeat to Kyle Edmund in his second match to book his place in the last four, but it was fr from straight forward.

Murray had to fight back from a break down in the second set, but he eventually prevailed in stiffing hot conditions in Roehampton.

“It’s been tough, it’s been unbelievably hot conditions in here,” Murray said afterwards.

“I know it’s not the worst situation to be in but usually if you’re playing a match you’ll find a cold space to go to and build up to the match and dropping your body temperature.

“But here there’s no air conditioning allowed, it’s pretty hot everywhere and it’s quite draining.

“I’ve been feeling it a little bit and obviously I’ve played three matches, the last two were a pretty high level, it’s been tough but I did quite well.

“Physically, it was a very tough match. I felt my hip a little bit but it did not affect my movement.

“When I played in November at the Davis Cup it was – my hip was sore and I was struggling to move.

“I felt I moved the best I had done in the three matches so that’s a positive. I’m delighted I have a rest day tomorrow as I’m very tired.”

Andy Murray will now face British number one Dan Evans in the last four after he produced a fine display to overpower Cameron Norrie 6-3, 6-3.

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