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Murray: Struggled to get up and down stairs

ESPN staff
June 14, 2013
Andy Murray will be playing in the quarter-finals at Queen's on Friday © PA Photos

British No. 1 Andy Murray has revealed his delight at being back on a tennis court and playing after missing a month with a back injury - and his struggles to get up and down stairs.

The Scot withdrew from the French Open in order to be fresh for the grass court campaign ahead of his home grand slam at Wimbledon, and with two matches under his belt at the Aegon Championships at Queen's he is happy with his fitness.

"I've made a solid start. I'm feeling good and I hope it's just the start of things to come this summer," Murray said in his column with BBC Sport.

"Once you have an injury and have to spend three or four hours a day with the physios, doing rehab and basically watching tennis on the TV, you realise it's a huge part of your life. That's why it feels great to get back on court again at Queen's."

Murray came through two matches on Thursday to book his place in the quarter-finals of the Aegon Championships, and the world No. 2 revealed the difficulties behind skipping Roland Garros.

"It was so tough for me to miss the French Open but I know I made the right decision," the US Open champion said. "I knew in the back of my mind after playing in Madrid - and the couple of days before Rome - that something wasn't quite right with my back.

"Then for a few days after Rome I was struggling to get up and down stairs and to walk around. That's when I realised I probably wasn't going to be able to do a whole lot for a week or 10 days."

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