Wimbledon | Murray is more than ready

Andy Murray reckons he “feels good” after celebrating the tenth anniversary of his first Wimbledon triumph by practising with defending champion Novak Djokovic, the player he defeated in the final to end a 77-year wait for a British champion.

I do believe I’m one of the best grass-court players in the world, and I’m physically feeling really good Andy Murray

The former world No.1 is unseeded but bullish as he prepares for his first-round showdown with compatriot Ryan Peniston.

He recently won Callengers at Surbiton and Nottingham and felt he “did well” in his latest meeting with Djokovic.

Murray, who won the title in 2016 before a hip problem sidelined him the following year, said: “I feel good. I’ve obviously played lots of matches. Physically I’ve been feeling good. I’m ready to go.

“I want to go out there and perform at a level that I’m happy with. I do feel like I’m in a really, really good position to do that. I have the experience at this tournament. There’s only one player in the draw that has more experience of playing here than me, which is Novak.

“I certainly will be one of the only players that’s won against him here (he is the only one), as well. I need to use that to my advantage and use my experience to my advantage and take confidence from that.

“I do believe I’m one of the best grass-court players in the world, and I’m physically feeling really good. I prepared well, so there’s no reason why I can’t have a good tournament.”

“I know Ryan pretty well. We’ve practised together quite a lot. He obviously likes playing on the grass courts. He’s had some good wins on the surface. Lefty, moves very well. I need to be ready for that one.”

* Quotes from the Evening Standard.

Ryan Peniston is his friend and its unfortunate that they should meet in the first round

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