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Andy Murray faces fitness race ahead of Wimbledon

Andy Murray is facing a race against time to play at Wimbledon.

The Grand Slam-winning star is recovering from an abdominal injury - but he remains unable to hit certain shots on the practice court.

He said: "The injury is healing but still not perfect."

Murray, 35, picked up the injury on June 12 and he's now battling to be fit for the start of Wimbledon.

He told the BBC: "My goal is to try to get to the start line in a good place physically and give myself the best chance to do well."

Murray has been working hard on the practice court. But he admits there's still a long way to go until he's ready for a competitive match.

The former Wimbledon champion explained: "I've been practising for the past three or four days and have been practising well.

"But unfortunately in matches you can't just not hit certain shots. In the next couple of days hopefully I will get the chance to test that and hopefully it will be fine."

Murray hopes things will improve in the coming days and that ultimately, he'll be able to take to the courts at SW19.

The Scottish star - who has struggled with injury over recent years - thinks he need to "get back to normal preparations" before he competes at Wimbledon.

He said: "I've missed out on some of the stuff I'd have liked to do.

"But hopefully in the next couple of days it will hopefully improve and we will get back to normal preparations."

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