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Andy Murray’s Australian Open 2020 Hopes Take a Hit

Andy Murray’s Australian Open 2020 Hopes Take a Hit

Andy Murray

Former World Number one Andy Murray canceled his two-week training session in Florida due to his groin injury which has been persisting from Davis Cup Finals 2019 in November. His off-season training in Florida was scheduled to take place this week but unfortunately,  Murray won’t be swinging his tennis racquets on the practice courts in the near future. 

However the three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray intends to fly to Australia on December 27, 2019. In the first week of January Murray is scheduled to play the ATP Cup 2020 in Australia. He will play alongside the British Number one tennis player Kyle Edmund.

Andy Murray
Andy Murray

For Australian Open 2020, the five-time Melbourne finalist Andy Murray has submitted his entry and he is expecting to receive a wildcard in the main draw. Otherwise the World Number 126 Murray will play the qualifiers at the Melbourne major. However at the moment, his injury is stopping him from practicing and hence his appearance at the Australian Open is tentative.

During Davis Cup Finals in Madrid, the 32-year-old Murray initially believed his sore groin wasn’t a serious issue and he stated that “it’s mild.” He thought with the course of time the injury will be cured. However it has been three weeks since his soreness began and the Brit still hasn’t hit the tennis courts. Before coming to Madrid Andy Murray felt his pelvic area to be sore.

After his iconic comeback victory in Antwerp against Stan Wawrinka, the Scotsman did not train for more than ten days and later felt the soreness once he resumed his training sessions.

Andy Murray
Andy Murray

“After playing in Antwerp I took 12 days off and didn’t hit any balls, and then I slowly built up until I got over to Madrid. Then I started practicing hard and I noticed it was a bit sore,” Murray said in Madrid.

In January 2019 Murray announced his premature retirement at the Australian Open’s presser. He played a marathon five-set match against the Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut in the opening round of Aussie Open with his injured hip.

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