In the year 2016, Andy Murray was triumphant on the ATP circuit and became a crucial member of the elite club of the ATP men. He pulled his second Wimbledon title along with his season Gold Medal at the Rio Olympics and claimed the World Number one ranking. He also won the ATP World Tour Finals. On top of that, he had won a Masters 1000 title and Murray was the only player on this planet to achieve all the above in the same calendar year. He was honoured with the title of 2016 ITF men’s world champion, the first time Murray had achieved this honour.
Subsequently, in the very next season, the Scot, Murray was diagnosed with an elbow injury and returned on the clay courts. Later, he suffered a hip injury and missed Canadian Open and the Cincinnati Masters and eventually lost his apex position in tennis. This year, he dropped to 839th in the ATP rankings after he withdrew unwilling from Wimbledon and he has just played 12 matches in the 2018 tennis season.
Now, for the 2019 season the Briton feels optimistic about his health, however, he is a bit reluctant to give his best performance as he still feels the pain in his hip. The five-time Australian Open runner-up, Murray is hesitant about excelling on the courts of Melbourne. “I need to play matches and see how it feels,” said Murray. Last year when I came here it was tough, I was struggling quite a lot but it feels better than then.” The 31-year-old, Murray will be unseeded for the Brisbane International tournament starting on Monday. “When I am able to play three, four, five matches in a row I can take it from there. I would just like to get through the tournaments and feel like I am able to compete and not be restricted by my hip”, the Scottish man added.