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Queen’s | Murray decides to play

Queen’s | Murray decides to play

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.”

 

 






About The Author

Henry Wancke

Henry Wancke is one of the most respected Tennis writers in the UK. Henry is the Editor of both Tennis Threads Magazine and tennisthreads.net. He previously worked as Editor of Tennis World, Serve & Volley as well as Tennis Today magazines and been stringer for The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and Press Association. He also co-authored the Ultimate Encyclopaedia of Tennis with John Parsons published by Carlton, and the Federation Cup – the first 32 years, published by the ITF. Currently he is the Secretary of the Lawn Tennis Writers’ Association and Hon Vice President of the Tennis Industry Association UK.

3 Comments

  1. Lesley Clare

    Entered to win tickets Hope I win some good tickets

    Reply
  2. Emma Robertson

    Will be great to see Andy back on court but what a first opponent. Could they not have drawn a qualifier! 😂

    Reply

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