Andy Murray was back on the practice court at Wimbledon on Friday morning, with the draw having given him a reasonable outcome – if he is fit enough to take advantage of it.
The world No 1 was paired against Alexander Bublik in round one with a possible meeting against flamboyant German-Jamaican Dustin Brown in round two.
He is due to face Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals, having been kept on the opposite side of the draw from favourite Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.
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However, the state of his fitness is still uncertain, and when he was hitting against Steve Darcis he was moving somewhat gingerly, flexing his hip while leaning against the net while taking a breather. He was also limping on his way to the courts.
But his return to practice suggests there is no question that he will not open the programme at 1pm on Monday as is tradition for the defending champion.
Culled from Mail