After Andy Murray played his first singles match since undergoing hip resurfacing surgery in January, The Tennis Podcast team convened to discuss how he looked, his long-term prospects, and his decision not to play singles at the US Open. Murray lost 6-4, 6-4 to Richard Gasquet in Cincinnati, but according to David Law (BBC 5 Live, BT Sport) and Matt Roberts, there were plenty of positive signs, particularly when you consider that, six months ago, he couldn't even tie his shoelaces without experiencing pain. What caused Murray's tentative and nervy start to the match? And how much did his game improve throughout the contest? Looking ahead, what does Murray's schedule look like now? Will he have to adjust his style of play to compensate for his metal hip? And why is he targeting Olympic doubles gold with his brother Jamie next year? The Tennis Podcast is produced weekly throughout the year, and daily at the Grand Slam tournaments, in association with The … [Read more...] about Tennis Podcast: Positive signs for Andy Murray on singles return
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0 Have your say Andy Murray was not going to let a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play with Serena Williams at Wimbledon pass him by. The Scot has teamed up with the 23-time grand-slam champion for the mixed doubles as he prepares to make his SW19 comeback.For all that he has done and achieved in his career, a career he thought was over just a matter of months ago, he could not miss out on teaming up with the 23-time grand slam champion and possibly the greatest player, male or female, the game has ever seen.Murray said: “With everything that has gone on the last couple of years, you don’t know what’s coming next or what’s round the corner, [It is] the opportunity to play with Serena, she’s one of the best tennis players of all time and one of the biggest female athletes ever. “It’s something that I may never get another chance to do, and, potentially, I might not play mixed doubles again so if … [Read more...] about Andy Murray: Playing with Serena Williams is once in a lifetime
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?
'I don’t know how I’ll play but I feel lucky to be here' Andy Murray may not have stepped on to a court competitively since a painful and emotionally charged five-set defeat at January’s Australian Open, after which he underwent hip surgery. … [Read more...] about When is Andy Murray playing at Queen’s?
0 Have your say Andy Murray has rated his chances of being fit enough to play singles at Wimbledon as “less than 50 per cent” but has revealed that he might consider playing doubles at SW19. That would raise the intriguing prospect of him possibly teaming up with older brother Jamie, a two-time grand slam champion in men’s doubles.Andy Murray was speaking at Queen’s Club yesterday, five weeks after undergoing a hip resurfacing operation. He has been battling a hip problem since the summer of 2017 and will attempt to break new ground by returning to top-level singles action with a metal hip.In an interview with the BBC, the Scot said: “To play singles at Wimbledon I’d say it would be less than 50 per cent chance, doubles maybe possibly.”Speaking to ITV, he added: “In terms of singles, it’s unlikely but… not completely unreasonable that I could go out and play doubles. Whether I want to do that, I’m … [Read more...] about Andy Murray: Playing doubles at Wimbledon is a possibility