Murray hopes to play singles again, doesn’t give time frame

Andy Murray I’m going to have a different perspective if I come back

Andy Murray aims for singles return in 2019

If all goes to plan three-time grand slam victor Murray hopes to be back in singles action later this year, although he has put no time frame on his return.

Murray is trying to break new ground by becoming the first man to play elite singles tennis with a metal hip.

ANDY MURRAY looks like he is holding nothing back as he reveals just how well his recovery from hip surgery is going with a practice session in front of the cameras at Queen's Club yesterday. "I am feeling good, pretty much pain free and enjoying kind of just training, practicing, improving all the time", he said.

"So I don't need to play singles after Wimbledon or at the US Open to - you know, enjoy doing what I'm doing just now".

Andy Murray hopes to be back on the singles court later this year, but the British former world number one is setting no time limits on his return.

"[Against Tiafoe], I did a lot of the usual drills I would do if I am going to play singles but I didn't play a set with him".

"I've just spoken to a few players who are a bit more relaxed about whether I can play or not", he added.

Murray, who last played singles at the Australian Open in January, said he had been making consistent progress but he would probably plateau at some stage.

"Feli is a very good grasscourt player and someone I have always get on well with on the tour".

He has won 45 career titles, including the 2012 US Open, and the 2013 and 2016 editions of Wimbledon. But if I played him here then I'd definitely be trying to win.

"We spoke about it", said Andy, "and I told him [Jamie] that it was not certain that I will be ready to play and I also don't particularly want to let him down two minutes before the tournament".

"I have done some singles training drills with my coach", Murray said. "I wouldn't be surprised if that was how the draw came out". "I did first four shots in the rally, a couple more, but no extended rallies". I was moving them rather than them moving me about.

Murray was announced on Wednesday as a supporter of the Prime Video Future Talent Award, which will pay £60,000 over two years to the best up-and-coming young male and female tennis players in Britain.

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