Andy Murray battles on for country despite shoulder injury

TENNIS: British No.1 Andy Murray will continue to have treatment on a sore shoulder as he and partner Heather Watson look to build on a 2-1 win over defending champion France at the Hopman Cup in Perth.

Great Britain was set to take on Poland this morning in the second of the round-robin matches and Murray admitted the pain in his shoulder was giving him some concern with a final group game to come against Australia on Friday night.

"It is still quite sore," the 27-year-old world No.6 said.

"If it was my right shoulder it would probably be quite hard for me to play.

"I do not feel it on my groundstrokes as much but I feel it when I am serving."

Australia will take on the French tonight, hoping that Matthew Ebden can shake off his calf injury sustained in the defeat to Poland.

Ebden, himself a replacement for Nick Kyrgios (back), was continuing to have treatment in his bid to partner Casey Dellacqua in the must-win tie.

World No.238 Ben Mitchell took Ebden's place in the mixed doubles against Poland on Sunday.

In yesterday's early game, Czech Republic made it two wins from two with a victory over Italy to follow up the success over Canada.


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