London: British tennis ace Andy Murray has pledged to play through his injury to win Wimbledon and would only consider pulling out if he could no longer hold his racket.
According to the Mirror, the US Open champion, who had problems with his left side and leg, needed extra treatment on his aching body on Monday night as he beat Mikhail Youzhny to reach the Championships` quarter-finals for the sixth year running without dropping a set.
The report further said that the Scot, who missed the French Open with a niggling back injury, repeatedly held his left side and leg during his win over Youzhny and must now shoulder the extra burden of being the last Brit standing after the defeat of Laura Robson.
However, Murray declared that there is no chance that he would stop unless he could not hold the racket, adding that although a player has to face such issue many times on the court, he/she has to find a way of managing those issues and getting through them, given the fact that a lot of players had dropped out of this tournament due to injury.
Murray, who had to go through an ice bath and a massage session after the end of his match, further said that since he missed the French Open, he does not want the same thing happening here, adding that taking care of his body is his main priority in this tournament.
Despite the increased pressure, Murray opined that he would be able to deal with the pressure of playing in his sixth consecutive quarter-final at Wimbledon on Wednesday against world No.54 Fernando Verdasco, adding that he is hopeful of going through the match as he has played well in the tournament.
Murray, who is the last British player left in his home Grand Slam for the sixth consecutive year, also said that the Wimbledon has consistently been the best Grand Slam over the course of his career.
According to the report, both defending champions are now out after Serena Williams, who was on a 34-match winning streak, lost to No 23 seed Sabine Lisicki of Germany.
Following Roger Federer`s shock exit, it is the first time in the Open era that both defending Wimbledon singles champions have been knocked out before the quarter-finals, the report added.