Andy Murray still has pain in the hip where he had so long afflicted. The Shot ended last september season to of the hip injury to recover.
“I need to play matches and then see how it feels. I hope the pain is less if I have a number of parties have played,” said the 31-year-old Shot Thursday in the run-up to the ATP tournament in Brisbane.
Murray underwent at the beginning of this year a hip operation and was only in June his comeback. Four months later, he ended prematurely in the season, because he remained kwakkelen with the hip.
Now the new tennisjaar on the point of start, is the triple Grand Slam winner is still not assured of a pain free body. “I’m better than a year ago, because when it was hopeless, but I’m still not without complaints.”
Murray is the former number one of the world, but has now come down to the 256e place in the world ranking. The tournament in Brisbane serves as preparation for the Australian Open in January.
“Have anything to old levels to pick up’
The Shot at the tournament in Brisbane to use his protected ranking as number two of the world, that he because of his long-term injury to a limited number of tournaments allowed to bet.
“I hope that the coming weeks will be competitions to win in Australia, and is not limited by my hip,” said Murray. “I have everything to get back on my old level matches to play. The last few months, I realized how much I enjoy this sport, please.”
The ATP tournament in Brisbane begins Monday. Also Rafael Nadal and Kei Nishikori are among the field at the men in the Australian city. In the women does Kiki Bertens.
The Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament of the year, will start on Monday, January 14.