Showing posts with label andy murray. Show all posts
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Friday, March 30, 2018

Andy Murray to pla the Libéma Open in Rosmalen

Andy Murray to pla the Libéma Open in Rosmalen
Andy Murray to pla the Libéma Open in Rosmalen

Andy Murray will play the Libéma Open in Rosmalen in the Netherlands – in the week before the newly rebranded Fever-Tree Championships at Queen’s.

This is encouraging news, and adds to the impression that Murray – who is understood to have accepted a six-figure guarantee from the Libéma Open – is gathering momentum in his rehabilitation from hip surgery on Jan 8. He has also appeared in numerous videos from Nice, where he is training at the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy.

In one social-media post, Murray could be seem chasing down a ball struck by his 17-year-old Glaswegian protégé Aidan McHugh. In another, he exchanged gentle groundstrokes with a variety of juniors who are training at the Academy. After that session, he was recorded speaking to a cameraperson about his rehab.

“I’m happy to be here training again,” said Murray, whose hip trouble blew up at a time when many tennis champions have been struggling with their health. “I’ve missed playing. I’ve not been fit for a long time. I’m having to go very slowly but I’m happy to be back on the court.”

It still seems likely that Murray will need another couple of months of practice time with coach Jamie Delgado, plus whatever hitting partners he can rustle up, before he returns to the match court. Hip injuries are notoriously difficult to recover from, but as he has previously pointed out, he might not need to regain his very best form to be effective on the tour.

The most obvious target for his first tournament since last year’s Wimbledon would be the Lawn Tennis Association’s new indoor hard-court Challenger, to be held in Loughborough from May 19.

After that, Murray could theoretically participate in the grass-court Challenger in Surbiton, the week before Rosmalen, but that is understood to be less likely at this stage. It is also possible that the Dutch event – which is sometimes known by the unpronounceable name of ’s-Hertogenbosch – could turn out to be his first stop. It starts on June 11 and has a total prize packet of £600,000.

Meanwhile the reigning US Open champion Sloane Stephens came back from dropping the first set against Victoria Azarenka on Thursday to reach the final of the Miami Open. Stephens had won just three matches all season when she arrived in Miami a fortnight ago, but she survived a difficult early match against Monica Niculescu, the slice specialist, and is now assured of a place in the world’s top ten next week.

“Just keep fighting, because you never know what can happen,” said Stephens in her on-court interview after a 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 victory. “I was playing on a back court [on Sunday] against someone who was chopping me up, and to get here onto this court in front of you guys makes it that much more special.”





Article from The telegraph

Monday, March 26, 2018

Murray resumes training after hip surgery

Murray resumes training after hip surgery
Murray resumes training after hip surgery

Andy Murray has returned to training at Patrick Mouratoglou's academy in France, almost three months since undergoing hip surgery.

"Andy Murray arrived on Friday night and will stay until at least the first week of April," a member of the academy told AFP.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Murray undergoes hip surgery, is out of Australian Open

Murray undergoes hip surgery, is out of Australian Open
Murray undergoes hip surgery, is out of Australian Open

Andy Murray underwent hip surgery on Monday but is optimistic about his chances of returning in time for Wimbledon and believes he can still challenge for major titles.

Murray has not played a competitive match since hobbling to defeat by Sam Querrey in the Wimbledon quarter-finals six months ago and last week he withdrew from the Australian Open.

"Today I underwent successful right hip surgery at the St Vincent Hospital in Melbourne," Murray said.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Video: Murray Mania hits Brisbane | Brisbane International 2018

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Video: Murray Mania hits Brisbane | Brisbane International 2018

Andy Murray has arrived at the Brisbane International 2018.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Murray pulls out of Australian Open with hip injury

Murray pulls out of Australian Open with hip injury
Murray pulls out of Australian Open with hip injury

Andy Murray will miss this month's Australian Open after failing to recover from the hip injury that has kept him out of action for nearly six months.

Murray, five times a runner-up in Melbourne, has not played a competitive match since hobbling to defeat against American Sam Querrey in the Wimbledon quarter-finals last July.

Andy's withdrawal was confirmed by Australian Open organizers who published a statement from the Scot on the tournament's Twitter account on Thursday.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Injured Murray withdraws from Brisbane

Injured Murray withdraws from Brisbane
Injured Murray withdraws from Brisbane

Andy Murray is considering surgery after having to withdraw from his only competitive tuneup for the Australian Open because of the hip complaint that has sidelined him since July.

The former No. 1-ranked Murray had been scheduled to play his first match at the Brisbane International on Thursday, but notified organizers he was pulling out after failing to practice on Tuesday.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Andy Murray faces anxious wait as fears grow over Scot's comeback from injury

Andy Murray faces anxious wait as fears grow over Scot's comeback from injury

With only 11 days to go before the start of Andy Murray’s planned comeback tournament in Brisbane, concerns are growing that he is behind schedule in his preparation, because of lingering problems with his damaged right hip.

Murray has not broken down physically, and is understood to be continuing his training schedule with Jamie Delgado, his coach, at the All England Club’s facilities in Wimbledon and Raynes Park.

However, it is a surprise – and a worrying one, for British tennis fans – that he is in the UK at all.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Video Flashback: Andy Murray 2005 First U.S. Pro Circuit Finals

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Video Flashback: Andy Murray 2005 First U.S. Pro Circuit Finals


Video Flashback: Federer vs Murray Highlights Thailand Open 2005

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Video Flashback: Roger Federer vs Andy Murray Highlights Thailand Open 2005

Monday, December 4, 2017

Tennis Video: Murray vs Marchenko 2017 Australian Open Round 1 Highlights

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Tennis Video: Andy Murray vs Illya Marchenko 2017 Australian Open Round 1 Highlights

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Andy Murray plays at O2 Arena ahead of World Tour Finals...as Dominic Thiem's hitting partner

Andy Murray plays at O2 Arena ahead of World Tour Finals...as Dominic Thiem's hitting partner

Andy Murray has stepped up his recovery from a long-standing hip injury with an impromptu appearance at the O2 Arena this morning.

The venue will stage this week's season-ending ATP World Tour Finals where the eight elite men's players will compete including Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Roger Federer Plays in Kilt During Exhibition in Scotland

Roger Federer Plays in Kilt During Exhibition in Scotland

Roger Federe played an exhibition match against Andy Murray in Glasgow.

Both players had good reason to be in a jovial mood; Federer won two majors on the year, and the match was Murray's first public outing since he suffered a hip injury at Wimbledon.

Video: Roger Federer vs Andy Murray - Exhibition Highlights Scotland

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Video: Roger Federer vs Andy Murray - Exhibition Highlights Scotland

Roger Federer, the man who might become the first-ever person to defeat Father Time, played an exhibition match vs. Andy Murray in Glasgow, Scotland on Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Andy Murray targets Brisbane International comeback ahead of 2018 Australian Open

Andy Murray targets Brisbane International comeback ahead of 2018 Australian Open

Andy Murray is targeting a New Year comeback in Australia but has stressed he will not rush a return before his body is ready.

The Scot has not played since struggling through Wimbledon with a hip injury but is hopeful he will be able to take part in the Brisbane International, which kicks off next season's action on Dec 31.

Murray is continuing his rehabilitation by limbering up for an exhibition match against Roger Federer at the Andy Murray Live in Glasgow on Tuesday evening and feels he is making good progress.

Video: Andy Murray ATP Player Profile 2017

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Video: Andy Murray ATP Player Profile 2017

Andy Murray talks about the importance of his family and making the most of his time with them at home, as well as the versatility it takes to be a good coach in this ATP Player Profile.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Andy Murray back in practice

Andy Murray back in practice

Andy Murray is back hitting balls again at the All England Club, sources have confirmed, after a four-week period of rest and rehabilitation in the wake of his failed attempt to participate in the US Open.

The practices are not understood to be too intense at the moment, but there is a date in mind: Nov 7, when Murray is due to face Roger Federer in an exhibition match – Andy Murray Live – at Glasgow’s SSE Hyrdo.

Normally, such an unofficial showcase would be a bit of a hit-and-giggle, with both players trying to set each other up for eye-catching shots. Yet this is likely to be different - a telling moment for Murray, who has not played on the ATP tour since he broke down physically in his Wimbledon quarter-final against Sam Querrey.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Sampras says Nole and Murray will get back to top in 2018

Sampras says Nole and Murray will get back to top in 2018

Pete Sampras has backed Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic to return in 2018 and challenge for the major titles despite struggling in 2017.

The Scot took over the world number one ranking from Djokovic after a blistering run of form that saw him win five titles in a row at the end of last year. But he was unable to maintain that form coming into the new season.

Murray won just one title this year at the Dubai Open and struggled for form in the other events. He lost in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon after struggling with a hip injury and has since indicated that he will not play again in 2017.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Andy Murray likely to miss rest of season due to hip injury

Andy Murray likely to miss rest of season due to hip injury

After many weeks of indecision, Andy Murray has opted not to undergo surgery on his damaged right hip, but to keep hoping that an extended period of rest and rehabilitation will solve the problem.

As a result, he says he is unlikely to play again this season. A statement released on Wednesday held out the faintest of hope that he could return to play in an indoor event before Christmas – but this sounded more like wishful thinking than a realistic plan.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Rafael Nadal pointedly questions timing of Andy Murray's US Open withdrawal

Rafael Nadal pointedly questions timing of Andy Murray's US Open withdrawal

Rafael Nadal hinted at annoyance with the timing of Andy Murray's withdrawal from the US Open, describing it as "difficult to understand".

The world number two had looked set to play in New York having practised at Flushing Meadows for a week only to decide after a final hit on Saturday lunchtime that his hip was too sore.

Had Murray pulled out prior to Friday's draw, Roger Federer would have moved up to number two seed and he and Nadal would not have been in the same half of the draw.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Murray out of US Open

Murray out of US Open

Andy Murray withdrew from the U.S. Open because of a hip injury, he was seeded No. 2.

"Did pretty much everything that I could to get myself ready here and took a number of weeks off after Wimbledon. I obviously spoke to a lot of hip specialists. Tried obviously resting, rehabbing, to try and get myself ready here," said Murray, who won the 2012 U.S. Open for the first of his three major championships.

"Was actually practicing OK the last few days," he added, "but it's too sore for me to win the tournament. And ultimately, that's what I was here to try and do."