The two-time champion used to get mouth ulcers in the build-up to the tournament – a physical side effect of dealing with the pressure of competing at his home Grand Slam – but appeared more relaxed this time around.
Murrays career looked on the verge of collapse as he broke down in tears and threatened retirement at the Australian Open in January but after a life-changing hip resurfacing operation, the three-time Grand Slam winner has a new-found perspective.
And as he prepares to team up with Pierre-Hugues Herbert – the Frenchman who has won three doubles Slams – he revealed he is currently in a stress-free zone.
I think I feel fine now because I have a lot of perspective about things, the 32-year-old said. I have got used to it.
I am certainly not feeling like I usually do before Wimbledon starts. I dont even know what court I am practising on.
Murray and Herbert will take on unseeded pair Marius Copil and Ugo Humbert in round one but all eyes are fixed on a mouth-watering third-round clash with his brother Jamie Murray and Liverpudlian partner Neal Skupski.
Well, a lot of stuff has got to happen before then, Murray added. Two weeks ago, I was not even going to play, so I am not going to be getting excited about third-round matches.
While Murray is confirmed for the mens doubles, his involvement in mixed doubles remains in doubt.
Although the former world No. 1 has several options at his disposal, there is disagreement among his team about whether its a sensible move for him to compete in two events at once.
He said: We spoke about it last night and again this morning and lets just say coach and player have differing views!
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