The public hasn’t seen the former number one British tennis player, Andy Murray since July 2017. The 30-year-old Scot had hip surgery in January 2018. However, he is now ready to get back to the tennis courts. The best part, we could see the tennis star in the Glasgow Challenger Event in April this year.
Murray didn’t want to set any deadlines as to when he’ll officially be back on the court. A 3-time Grand Slam champion doesn’t have plans for making his comeback for a specific tournament.
Andy has already had his two attempts at making a comeback. The US Open held between August and September last year was the first time the tennis player did try to get back in the game. The second time Murray had the same goal for the Brisbane International tournament.
On both these occasions, Murray decided not to resume his tennis career after all. He sees himself back on the tennis court only when he’s fully recovered from his hip injury. Choosing to pull out of two tournaments wasn’t easy for Murray. This is why the player wants to get back in the game once he is 100% physically ready.
In one of the interviews, Andy’s mother Judy pointed out that “the tennis calendar is relentless, it's 11 months of the year, there's hardly any gaps to have a rest and I kind of feel that it's all caught up on him.”
During Murray’s injury lay-off, things on the ATP rankings list have changed quite a bit. After holding the title for twelve years, Murray is no longer Britain’s number 1. The player who took the crown from Murray is a 23-year-old Yorkshireman – Kyle Edmund. Andy Murray currently holds position 29, while Kyle Edmund got himself the 24th place at the list of top 100 tennis players in the world.
We do hope Murray will make a triumphant comeback at one point or another. We share the same hopes with the tennis star. Murray said, “I'm not finished playing tennis yet. I'm going to be competing at the highest level again.” Good luck, Murray!