Joe Kay, Ap Sports Writer Updated 2:52 pm PDT, Sunday, August 11, 2019 MASON, Ohio (AP) — Andy Murray smiled as he walked off the court after a brisk practice session, pain-free and moving better all the time. Retirement? Out of mind for now. Instead, the three-time major champion is back to playing singles at a Masters event. Murray is the first-day focus at the Western & Southern Open. A painful exit at the Australian Open left him thinking the end of his career was in sight. He had a second hip operation in January that implanted metal, eliminated the pain and totally changed his outlook. His against-the-odds comeback takes another step when he faces Richard Gasquet in the first round Monday. A lot of challenges remain before he's ready to play at a high level again. "That's the situation I'm in, and I would have signed up for being in this position I'm in six months ago, absolutely," said Murray, wearing a shirt that said "BELIEVE" across the front. … [Read more...] about He’s back: Andy Murray returns to singles with healing hip
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Sports Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Sports | Andy Murray Will Continue His Comeback Next Week in Washington Advertisement Supported by ByBen Rothenberg July 23, 2019 WASHINGTON — Andy Murray’s comeback from a career-threatening hip injury will continue next week at the Citi Open in Washington, where he will play doubles alongside his brother, Jamie. The Citi Open will be Andy Murray’s fourth event, and his first on a hard court, since he had a hip resurfacing operation in January. After playing doubles at Wimbledon, he expressed uncertainty about when he would compete again, but the Citi Open is under new ownership and has committed to making doubles a centerpiece. In singles, the biggest attraction may be a women’s exhibition match involving Coco Gauff, the teenager who became a breakout star at Wimbledon. Gauff, 15, is … [Read more...] about Andy Murray Will Continue His Comeback Next Week in Washington
0 Have your say Andy Murray’s hopes of playing doubles during the grass court season remain on course. The two-time Wimbledon champion feels singles would be a step too far following hip resurfacing injury but is still confident of a return to SW19.He could also make an appearance at the Fever-Tree Championships at the Queen’s Club next month, where a wild card has been reserved for Murray if he is fit to play.The Scot announced plans to retire after this year’s Wimbledon due to injury in January. Now he seems less certain. Murray has all but ruled out an appearance in the singles draw, nearly four months after surgery on a career-threatening hip problem, but he could return to SW19 by playing in the men’s doubles.“I would say there is very little chance I would play singles during the grass [season],” he said in an interview in the Times. “Potentially doubles, but I’m not trying to get ready for singles just now. … [Read more...] about Andy Murray may return to Wimbledon in doubles
0 Have your say Tennis trick-shot of the week? No, it wasn’t Nick Kyrgios, the self-styled wild and crazy Aussie, serving underarm against Dusan Lajovic at the Miami Open. With his Serbian opponent well behind the baseline, Kyrgios stood over the ball, bounced it a couple of times and without looking up flicked it over the net, flatfooting the disgusted Lajovic for an ace. That was nifty but even more astonishing was the British tennis establishment being able to look both rich and poor at the same time. Rich because Wimbledon debentures went on sale on Thursday – “the most sought-after tickets in the world,” confirmed the All England Club with glee. Poor because 24 hours earlier the sorry saga of the Murray legacy – that is, the lack of it – made it to the House of Commons.If Theresa May, seemingly not able to do anything right, had managed to grab a brief respite from her Brexit agonies and wandered into this debate, she … [Read more...] about Aidan Smith: Why does LTA struggle to acknowledge Andy Murray’s legacy?
Andy Murray emerged back into the public eye on Wednesday, mercifully pain-free after his latest hip operation, and hinted at one possible way of resuming his professional career: the relatively low-impact world of doubles. Five weeks after having a metal socket installed at the top of his right femur, the Murray we saw on Wednesday was a very different man from the haggard figure who left Melbourne in January, having received a farewell tribute from the Australian Open following his first-round exit. After posing for photographs at Queen’s Club to promote his new kit sponsor Castore, Murray was full of bonhomie as he emphasised his improved quality of life. The possibility of playing professional tennis was no more than a “side note”, he said, to the importance of being able to “walk around the block with my kids”. Asked to rate his chances of playing singles at Wimbledon in July, he put them at less than 50 per cent. And yet something has changed. When … [Read more...] about Andy Murray admits chances of playing at Wimbledon less than 50 per cent