Andy Murray says hip feeling better, confirms wife’s pregnancy

The world number one was seen limping while practising at SW19 over the weekend, but he is convinced he can make it through two weeks of the tournament.”Queen’s has generally been good for my Wimbledon preparation over the years and I’ve played some good matches and finals there, but I have also lost early before there and gone on to do well”, he said.Murray faces Kazakhstan’s Alexander Bublik at 1pm on Monday, in the opening match on Centre Court.Murray confirmed British media reports that he and his wife Kim are expecting their second child, but said it would not distract him in his title defence.Discussing his injury trouble ahead of Wimbledon, Murray added: “I’ve had hip problems since I was very young”. But maybe if, you know, there’s a match later in the tournament where you know if you win, for me I would stay at world No1, or if I lose, maybe I would lose the ranking to one of the other guys. “That’s why I needed a break, to try and give it a chance to settle down”.But speaking at a press conference on Sunday, Murray said: “We’re both obviously very happy and looking forward to it”.Murray said knowing he is due to become a father again wouldn’t provide extra inspiration as he chases a third Wimbledon title and fourth Grand Slam crown. Practice each day has got a little bit better.”I didn’t come in as well-prepared, but I still found a way with each match to feel a bit better, and built confidence each day”.”But as I am today, if I feel like I am today, I’d be delighted and have no issues getting through”. I’m not sure that’s going to be the case.”Obviously a little bit more experience, a bit older now”.”It’s rare to find a player that is 100 per cent fit but that’s the brutal reality of most elite sport”.”I haven’t played against him, but I’ve heard a few things from some of the players”.