Former World No.1 tennis player Andy Murray could return to Wimbledon Doubles Championship after undergoing with a painful resurfacing hip surgery earlier in last month. The three-time grand slam champion has been sidelined from the court since January and now there are some possibilities that he could join back the court in Wimbledon doubles. Although he will miss singles in Wimbledon 2019 but hints to participate in next tournament as a doubles player.
Murray said on the news of comeback to the court,”I would say there is very little chance I would play singles during the grass. Potentially doubles, but I’m not trying to get ready for singles just now”. Further he also added, “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”.
The 31-year-old British player Murray had injured himself during the first round of Australia Open in January 2019 after which he went through another surgery as he was suffering from continuous hip pain. At the time of Australian Open, Murray had lost in the beginning of the tournament to 22nd seeded Roberto Bautista Agut with a score of with a score of 4–6 4–6 7–6(7–5) 7–6(7–4) 2–6 in five sets in four hours of action.
Not only this, the two-time Olympic champion defeated ace player Novak Djokovik in 2012 US open finals which made him the first British player to clinch US Open title since 1977. Murray has also become the first British man to clinch multiple Wimbledon men’s singles title after Fred Prey who won it in 1936.
Furthermore, Murray has also got a wild card entry for Queen’s Club Championships which is going to be held in June 2019 but if the star player didn’t recover well till the tournament then he will have to miss this event also.
Currently, Andy Murray compared his situation with American tennis player and 23-time grand slam champion Bob Bryan who also suffered from a similar situation and returned to the game after five and a half months. It would be interesting to see in future whether Murray would comeback with Queen’s Championship in London or in Wimbledon Doubles 2019.