ANDY Murray insists he must be ready to face Ryan Peniston at Wimbledon tomorrow.

The two-time winner will face Peniston in the first round.

And the 36-year-old knows exactly what to expect from the fellow Brit.

“I know him pretty well,” said Murray.

“We’ve practised together quite a lot.

“He obviously likes playing on the grass courts and he’s had some good wins on the surface.

“He’s a lefty who moves very well so I need to be ready for that one.”

Murray memorably won Wimbledon in both 2013 and 2016.

And, as he prepares for his latest SW19 showdown, Murray has been boosted by a practice session with defending champion Novak Djokovic.

Ten years after he beat the Serbian to win his first title at the All England Club, Murray took on Djokovic in a training set on Court 14, with many of the army of people putting the final touches to preparations for the tournament crowding round for a glimpse.

The last time Murray remembers practising with his former junior rival before a grand slam was a miserable session at the Australian Open back in 2019, a day before he tearfully laid bare the extent of his hip problems.

But this was a very different occasion.

The Scot said: “I did well in the practice.

“Where I am today in comparison to where I was then is night and day, just from a mental perspective, my enjoyment of the game, and how I’m still able to compete with those guys.

“I didn’t feel like I could really back then. I’m happy to be in that position still. I really enjoyed it. We used to practise together quite a lot actually.

“It was nice to be back on the court with him again.”

Murray is not yet back at the stage where he could be considered one of the likely challengers to Djokovic for the title.

Despite winning successive events on the second-tier Challenger Tour in Surbiton and Nottingham, he missed out on a seeding for Wimbledon and will go in ranked 39.

He has not been beyond the third round at a grand slam since 2017 but chose to skip the French Open and prioritise grass-court preparations knowing that, if he is going to make the latter stages of a major event again, this is by far the most likely venue.

And Murray feels in good shape.

“I feel good,” he said.

“I’ve obviously played lots of matches and physically I’ve been feeling good.

“I’m ready to go.

“I want to go out there and perform at a level that I’m happy with.

“ I do feel like I’m in a really, really good position to do that.

“I have the experience at this tournament. There’s only one player in the draw that has more experience of playing here than me, which is Novak.

“I certainly will be one of the only players that’s won against him here (he is the only one), as well.

“I need to use that to my advantage and use my experience to my advantage and take confidence from that.

“I do believe I’m one of the best grass-court players in the world.”