The two-time Wimbledon champion, Andy Murray’s career-threatening hip-injury impelled him to announce his departure from tennis during the Australian Open 2019. Soon after, Andy Murray underwent hip surgery and was dubious about his presence at All England Club.
The Brit man’s name has been eliminated from the singles draw for Wimbledon 2019, but Andy Murray might be spotted on the doubles courts of SW19 this year. Nevertheless, he assures his comeback on the singles courts.
“I would say there is very little chance I would play singles during the grass (season),” Andy Murray addressed The Times. “Potentially doubles, but I’m not trying to get ready for singles just now.”
“The thing I said before was that, if I wasn’t feeling good, there was more chance that I would play and then stop after Wimbledon. Whereas if it’s feeling good, it makes a bit more sense to give it time to make sure that it’s as good as possible before I try to play singles on it”, he continued.
Andy Murray is hoping for the best to get back to the singles courts and he is doing everything he can to swing his racquets on the singles arena. “Because I’ve only just started moving now, to get ready for the grass singles-wise I would have to be doing that for two and a half to three weeks before Queen’s, and that would give me only five or six days of building up to start running properly. It’s not enough time.”
The American doubles tennis champion, the 40-year-old, Bob Bryan also underwent the same hip-surgery as Andy Murray. Bob along with his twin Mike Bryan lifted up the Miami Open 2019 crown recently and Murray is motivated to see him play tennis at the same level as he used to play.
“I don’t have pain,” Andy Murray said. “I just need to see how good the hip can get really. I know from seeing what Bob Bryan has done that for doubles it will be absolutely fine. If I continue to feel good then I will obviously give it a shot in singles and see what happens. In doubles, I’m pretty certain I’ll be able to play, just based on having an example to look at.”
Besides his comeback on the singles court, the two-time gold medalist at the Olympics, Sir Andy Murray received his knighthood at Buckingham Palace.