Former world number one Andy Murray has shaken off an abdominal injury and is full of confidence ahead of Wimbledon.

Murray, currently ranked 51, had sustained the injury during the Stuttgart Open final defeat against Italy’s Matteo Berrettini earlier this month, but has resumed training and is reaching full fitness again.

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“It’s gone well. I’ve been able to gradually progress my training this week and got to play a few sets, a lot of points. The last few days have been good,” the 35-year-old told reporters on Saturday.

“I think I showed a couple weeks ago that there was still good tennis left in me,” Murray added, referring to the Stuttgart Open final, the 70th of his career, and his second this year.

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“I beat a guy in the top five, I was neck-and-neck with Berrettini, who is one of the best grasscourt players in the world before the injury,” the Scotsman explained, continuing about his run of form in Germany, where he defeated world number five Stefanos Tsitsipas in a 7-6(4) 6-3 victory.

“I played well against Kyrgios, as well. The first set was a good level. And I’ve been doing pretty well in practices. I know the tennis is in there; I just need to bring it out during the event now,” Murray further told reporters.

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Murray also heaped praise on his coach, telling reporters, “Having Ivan [Lendl] on my team helps. We’ve had a lot of success in the past. We know each other well. He still believes in me. There’s not loads of coaches, people out there that have done over this last period, and he has. That definitely helps.”

The 35-year-old has won Wimbledon on two previous occasions, in 2013, by defeating Novak Djokovic, and in 2016, by defeating Milos Raonic. This time, his tournament begins with a face-off against Australia’s James Duckworth.