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
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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 Loses at Australian Open but Won’t Say It’s All Over Supported by ByBen Rothenberg Jan. 14, 2019 MELBOURNE, Australia — With the end in sight, the capacity crowd inside Melbourne Arena rose to its feet. Andy Murray soaked in their ovation, and their emotions, and then began to let his out. As his first-round match at the Australian Open reached the four-hour mark Monday evening, Murray was trailing his Spanish opponent, Roberto Bautista Agut, by 1-5 in the fifth. His time, he knew, was almost up. Murray had battled valiantly to force that final set, coming back after losing the first two to level the match. He even had looked — briefly — as if he might take command of the fifth set as well before Bautista Agut reeled off five straight games, putting a comeback … [Read more...] about Andy Murray Loses at Australian Open but Won’t Say It’s All Over
Sport by Press Association January 13, 2019, 12:07 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Sport newsletter Andy Murray’s hip surgeon has revealed it will be very difficult for the Briton to continue playing until Wimbledon. An emotional Murray admitted on Friday that his time as a professional is nearly up due to the pain he still suffers, and revealed his hope to bow out at his home grand slam in the summer. But Dr John O’Donnell, who operated on the Scot’s troublesome right hip, said: “I don’t think it is impossible, but it will be very difficult. “He enjoys the Australian Open, and has been very keen to play, but Wimbledon is the high point for him. “Ideally he would want to play there, but I imagine once you make the decision that you are going to stop it must get very difficult to keep going with the rehab, never-ending exercising, and putting up with the pain. “Once you see the … [Read more...] about Hip surgeon pessimistic about Murray’s chances of playing at Wimbledon
What is it? It is a first round match in the men's singles of the 2019 Australian Open in which Andy Murray, double Wimbledon winner, former US Open champion, double Olympic gold medal winner and five times a runner-up at Melbourne takes on Spain's No22 seed Roberto Bautista Agut. On Friday the unseeded Murray was asked whether after 18 months of injury trouble and gruelling recovery from hip surgery whether this could be his last tournament, he said: Yeah, I think there’s a chance of that for sure. Because I am not sure I am going to be able to play through the pain for the next four or five months." When is it? Monday, January 14 in Melbourne. What time does it start? The order of play will not be finalised until the day before so we cannot be sure. Play commences at 11am local time on Monday - Melbourne is 11 hours ahead of GMT so the first match will begin at midnight UK time which will feel like Sunday night but is actually Monday morning. The evening … [Read more...] about Australian Open 2019: When will Andy Murray play his first (and possibly last ever) match?
Andy Murray's career is drawing to a close after he admitted he is no longer able to play through the pain of a chronic hip problem. At an emotional press conference ahead of the Australian Open, the Scot revealed next week's first-round match against Roberto Bautista Agut could be his last, although he is hoping to retire after Wimbledon. Here we look at the highs and lows of a true British sporting icon Andy Murray's career highs Summer of 2012 Only a month after his tearful fourth grand slam final loss to Roger Federer at Wimbledon, Murray gained redemption in spectacular fashion by emphatically defeating the Swiss to claim Olympic gold on Centre Court. He followed it up at the US Open by ending the long wait for a British male grand slam singles champion with a dramatic five-set victory over Novak Djokovic. First Wimbledon The victory that will always be top of the pile came on a glorious summer's day at SW19.Murray faced Djokovic again in front of a expectant … [Read more...] about Andy Murray career: From Wimbledon wins to hip injuries, looking back at the highs and lows as the tennis star retires