British fans will have been delighted to learn that their favourite, Andy Murray, will play the Fever Tree Championships at Queen’s. He made the decision some 30-minutes before the draw was scheduled and immediately learned that his first opponent will be the mercurial and controversial Australian, Nick Kyrgios!
I have zero expectations at all for how I play or how I do right now, it’s going to take some time. Andy Murray
Murray, who has not played a match since losing in the quarter-finals at last year’s Wimbledon during which time he as had a hip operation, has delayed his comeback several times. This time though, he will stride on court on Tuesday.
The decision was reached after Murray had played a couple of sets on Friday with Cameron Norrie and no after effects were felt by him the following morning.
Speaking to the press, he revealed that he was happier than he was at this time last year.
“I was really in a bad place then, I couldn’t really walk there at all and I still made the quarter-finals. In the back of my mind I always thought I could come back.
“I have zero expectations at all for how I play or how I do right now, it’s going to take some time. Maybe that will help me.”
However he admitted to being nervous. “It’s obviously 11 months since I last competed. There are a lot of doubts though as well when you’ve not played for a long time.
“Coming back from injury you are always second guessing yourself. You never know exactly when you are going to be ready but I’m looking forward to getting back and competing.”