0 Have your say It did not seem possible back in January when Andy Murray thought his career was over, but as of last night, the former world No 1 is now looking to the future with hope, ambition and good dose of optimism. He and Feliciano Lopez won their opening doubles match at the Fever-Tree Championships, beating the Colombian duo of Robert Farah and Juan Sebastian Cabal 7-6, 6-3. Murray felt no pain. He was happy with the win but he was delighted with his newly resurfaced hip: it did not hurt at all.“I sort of expected to be the worst player on the court tonight and to not feel particularly good on the court,” Murray said. “But then I think I started to play better in the second [set] and started to serve a bit better, see the returns a little bit better and things.“I have zero discomfort in my hip – after the match, like, nothing. And if I had done this last year, I’d be here aching, throbbing, and feel bad the next day. … [Read more...] about Andy Murray to play Wimbledon with new doubles partner
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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?
Former world No 1 back in action at season-opening Brisbane International next week By AFP Last Updated: 28/12/18 8:26am Andy Murray says he has no regrets about not walking away from tennis despite missing 11 months of the year with a hip injury. The three-time Grand Slam champion was speaking ahead of his return to the sport at the season-opening Brisbane International, which gets underway at the Queensland Tennis Centre on Monday.Murray, who won the Brisbane title in 2012 and 2013, enters the tournament with a world ranking of 256. The 31-year-old Scot had intended to play in Brisbane at the beginning of 2018, but was forced to withdraw on the eve of the tournament with a hip injury.He had surgery soon after, which kept him out of the game for much of the year."You want to go out on your own terms," he said when asked about a possible retirement."If I decided to stop six months ago, having not played or gotten back to a level where I can compete again, I would have … [Read more...] about Andy Murray brushes off retirement talk and says he is focused on improving to a competitive level
Former world No 1 is back in Australia with troublesome hip still not pain free By Raz Mirza Last Updated: 27/12/18 6:31pm Britain's Andy Murray admits he is still suffering from hip pains but feels playing matches will help him in his recovery ahead of the Brisbane International. Murray will be part of the main draw, which starts on Monday, courtesy of his protected ranking.Currently ranked No 256 in the world, the Scot called a halt to his season in October to rest and strengthen his hip which had required surgery nearly 12 months ago, but he has aired cautious hope as he prepares for his first tournament of the new season. I would just like to get through the tournaments and feel like I am able to compete and not be restricted by my hip. Andy Murray "I still have some pain in my hip but I need to play matches and see how it feels when I am able to play three, four, five matches in a row and … [Read more...] about Andy Murray admits he is still suffering from hip pains ahead of Brisbane International
Kyle Edmund, Britain's No 1, must channel his inner Andy Murray and win ugly more often if he is to build on his breakthrough 2018 next year, according to Tim Henman. Edmund has enjoyed a hugely impressive 12 months that saw him reach his first grand-slam semi-final at the Australian Open, win a maiden ATP title, and finish the year with a career-high ranking of No 14. Now the challenge for Edmund, who turns 24 next month, is to crack the top 10 and become a genuine contender at the majors. Henman, who was Britain's top-ranked player for most of 1996-2006, believes Edmund has all the shots - especially his bazooka of a forehand to satisfy those ambitions. Edmund's next aim, in Henman's view, should be ensuring he competes with the same intensity as Murray - his predecessor as Britain's No 1, who will be attempting to reclaim the top spot next year. "I think Murray is a phenomenal competitor because irrespective of the score, he’s just there … [Read more...] about Kyle Edmund must channel his inner Andy Murray and win ugly more often, says Tim Henman