0 Have your say Sir Andy Murray could be set to make his comeback from injury by playing doubles at Wimbledon with his brother Jamie. Jamie revealed the pair had vowed to play together at the All England Club at least once before the end of their careers and hinted that this could be the year to do it.Three-time Grand Slam champion Murray, 31, is currently recovering from a hip resurfacing operation which he had in January.Footage emerged at the weekend of him hitting balls on one of the outside courts at Wimbledon, raising hopes of a return.Lawn Tennis Association coach Matt James posted a clip on Twitter of the Scot playing with Estonia’s Annett Kontaveit, 15th in the women’s world rankings.Doubles player Jamie said it would be “cool” to team up with his brother, who has been Wimbledon singles champion twice.Asked about the possibility of the siblings appearing on court together, Jamie, 33, said: “Obviously people are … [Read more...] about Andy Murray may team up with brother Jamie for comeback
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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?
Two months after undergoing a hip resurfacing, Andy Murray has been pictured back on the tennis court for the first time. According to the caption of a photograph posted on Facebook, Murray spent some time hitting balls against a practice wall in his home village of Oxshott. Local coach Craig Allen, who made the post, said that it was the “first post-injury hit” of Murray’s rehabilitation. His prospects of making a full recovery remain unclear. No elite singles player has ever come back to the professional game with a metal hip socket – which is what Murray had implanted by Dr Sarah Muirhead-Allwood at the end of January. But those close to Murray say that the early stages of rehabilitation have progressed so well that he is feeling increasingly optimistic about his chances. During his one public appearance since the operation, which was held at Queen’s Club three weeks ago, Murray stunned reporters by listing a highly intense physical training schedule … [Read more...] about Andy Murray pictured on tennis court for first time since hip operation
0 Have your say A row over the failure of tennis chiefs to build on Sir Andy Murray’s legacy has reached the House of Commons. Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell and Commons Speaker John Bercow are to urge bosses at the Lawn Tennis Association(LTA) to do more to grow the game north of the border. The LTA has come under fierce criticism after a document issued as part of a rebrand did not include any reference to Murray, the three-times grand-slam champion.The 36-page publication released last Friday to outline the new vision of the governing body of British tennis does not have a single mention or picture of Murray or his brother Jamie, a six-times grand-slam doubles champion.Earlier this year Murray, 31, said he believed the LTA had failed to capitalise on his achievements. In response to the latest snub, his mother Judy tweeted “Wow”.Mr Mundell said he would meet with the LTA along with Mr Bercow, a huge tennis fan, to press for … [Read more...] about Row over failings to build on Andy Murray’s legacy reaches parliament
For so long the success of Andy Murray was all consuming in British men’s tennis. At his peak the three-time Major winner battled, and prevailed, against some of the sport’s all-time greats. He attracted millions of fans and dominated headlines through his performances and personality. But injury has struck down the Scot, leaving him on crutches and leaving fans to find new heroes. The signs are that they now have more than one to choose from. The start of 2019 has been hugely encouraging for Britain, with the top three men’s players all finding form to provide plenty of excitement. Leading the surge is British No1 Kyle Edmund, who has recovered from a frustrating period of injury to return to the peaks of 2018. The 24-year-old rose to a career-high ranking of No14 in October following a run to the semi-finals of the Australian Open and a maiden ATP Tour title in Antwerp, but he has been forced to be patient recently. A knee injury saw him put down his racket and play … [Read more...] about Kyle Edmund, Cameron Norrie and Dan Evans all on the up and proving there’s life beyond Andy Murray