Sport by Press Association 04/07/2019, 10:44 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Andy Murray found life back on the big stage much to his liking as he and Pierre-Hugues Herbert tasted victory in the first round of the men’s doubles at Wimbledon. Five months after the former world number one underwent hip surgery and wondered if he would ever play professional tennis again, Murray and his French partner defeated Ugo Humbert and Marius Copil 4-6 6-1 6-4 6-0. Having started slowly in their first match as a pair, Murray and Herbert improved rapidly and showed enough over the final three sets to indicate they could go a long way in this tournament. But that is not Murray’s primary concern, with the Scot saying: “I was just playing and enjoying being on the court. It was obviously brilliant to be back. Really nice atmosphere towards the end of the match. “Every time I’m on the court now, it’s great. … [Read more...] about Andy Murray revels in Wimbledon return
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Andy Murray will continue to step up his return from career-saving surgery this week as he aims to be ready for Wimbledon. The former world No1 had not played since his emotional press conference and subsequent first-round exit from the Australian Open in January before entering the doubles at Queen's Club last week. Murray, who initially feared he may have to retire from tennis, could have been forgiven for taking things easy after a major hip resurfacing operation, but soon banished any rustiness that was likely expected after a five-month lay-off as he and playing partner Feliciano Lopez flourished at the Fever-Tree Championships. The duo began the tournament by ousting Colombian top seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah, before seeing off British duo Dan Evans and Ken Skupski in an entertaining quarter-final contest that was delayed due to bad light. Murray and Lopez returned to court to beat third seeds John Peers and Henri Kontinen in a deciding tie-break before outlasting … [Read more...] about When is Andy Murray playing at Eastbourne International?
Andy Murray has left the door open for a potential return to singles at the US Open in August. Murray completed a remarkable winning comeback from career-saving hip surgery just five months ago with victory in the doubles at Queen's Club alongside Feliciano Lopez. Prior to the Fever-Tree Championships, the two-time Wimbledon champion suggested he would keep faith with doubles until after the grand slam in New York, which starts at the end of August. But following a successful and, crucially, pain-free week in west London, Murray will have a rethink. "If I keep progressing, I would like to try to play singles," he said. "I think I have a couple of options after Wimbledon - either I continue with doubles but start training and practising singles through the US Open swing, and then try and maybe play singles after that. "Or I take a longer break post-Wimbledon of maybe, let's say, a month or six weeks, to get myself ready for singles, and then try and play close to the US Open time. "But … [Read more...] about Andy Murray hints at US Open singles return
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
Sport by Press Association 06/03/2019, 10:32 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Andy Murray has not ruled out playing at Wimbledon this summer but will only take to the courts at the All England Club if he feels completely ready. The two-time Wimbledon champion was speaking at Queen’s Club five weeks after his hip resurfacing operation at the launch of a long-term partnership with British clothing brand Castore. Murray said: “It’s possible. In terms of time-frame, I don’t want a definitive time to try to rush back. This is a big surgery and operation that I’ve had. I need to be smart with that and see how it progresses. So far, it’s been good. “The main reason for me having the operation was to not be in pain anymore, and I’m not. I’m delighted with that. What happens next, I don’t know exactly. I will do the best I can and see what is possible. “If I could play at Wimbledon, I … [Read more...] about Andy Murray not ruling out Wimbledon appearance this year