Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Murray Won't Risk Wimbledon Bid

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Murray Won't Risk Wimbledon Bid

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Byline: CHRIS JONES

ANDY MURRAY'S ankle injury is minor compared to the problems Michael Owen is facing but the young Scot will decide today if he can risk further problems with Wimbledon only five days away.

Murray jarred his right Achilles tendon when he slipped at the back of the court during the first set of his Nottingham Open first-round win over Russian fifth seed Dmitry Tursunov.

The 19-year-old initially appeared in a lot of pain and admitted: "The first thing you say to yourself when you fall over is, 'Oh God, I hope it's not my ankle gone', and I thought it was bad at first. Obviously, this tournament is still important, but it's not the same as playing at Wimbledon. I'll now take stock this morning."

Murray is due to face Max Mirnyi, of Belarus, today but will be worried about the problems he had on grass last year when falling heavily at Queen's and damaging his ankle.

The British No2, whose form has been on the slide in recent months, knows a good run in Nottingham would be a huge boost before Wimbledon and insisted he had not lost any confidence despite winning only four of his last 13 matches. …

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