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RE: Andy Murray


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Andy Murray to play ATP250 in Montpellier. He joins Stan Wawrinka, Denis Shapovalov, Richard Gasquet, Benoit Paire, Filip Krajinovic and Pablo Carreno Busta.

10:06 am - 11 Dec 2019

Montpellier is 2-9 February.


 Strong entry, obviously paying decent appearance fees! 

 

Wasnt andy down for montpellier last season, before pulling out ?



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Andy appears to have entered the AO but is not using his PR, ie listed as 126 in the list. Presumably he will hope to get a wild card therefore?

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Andy Murray has put his name down on this week's entry list for the Australian Open using his actual ranking of No 126. Not much hope of direct entry as the 27th alternate but hopeful of receiving a main draw wild card rather than having to go through qualifying.

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Apparently he has scrapped his training block in Miami because of ongoing groin injury.

Expectations will be really low for Aus Open I would have thought

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Be interesting to see if he ditches the ATP Cup? We only qualified because of Andy, so not sure what  it would mean if he bailed?



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For those who like trivia ...

www.bbc.com/sport/av/tennis/50733990



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Andy's out of the ATP Cup &, more significantly, the AO with a pelvic injurycry



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Bah, there goes my confidence for a fair time that Andy would be in action in Aus Open 2020.

But it does just appear to be a frustrating delay to his 2020 debut. As Russell Fuller says "... with his hip bearing up so well after surgery, pragmatism and patience are of the essence."



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Stircrazy wrote:

Andy's out of the ATP Cup &, more sgnificantly, the AO with a pelvic injurycry


An extract from Stu Fraser's report in today's (Monday's) Times:

"We have no idea what is around the corner," Matt Little, Murray's fitness trainer, said last month while analysing his client's remarkable comeback from hip-resurfacing surgery. That has quickly proven to be the case here, a bruise to the pelvic bone derailing Murray's plans to start the season in Australia. On Saturday, he withdrew from the Great Britain team for the new ATP Cup team event and then informed Australian Open organisers that he no longer required the wild card that had been set aside for him.

"I've worked so hard to get myself into a situation where I can play at the top level and I'm gutted I'm not going to be able to play in Australia in January," Murray said. "Unfortunately, I've had a setback recently and as a precaution, I need to work through that before I get back on court competing."

As deeply disappointing as this is for Murray and his many fans, it is a sensible decision. Rushing back to contest the best-of-five-set format when not at full fitness would have been foolish after all he has been through in recent years. He had no expectation anyway of embarking on a deep run through the Australian Open draw, as shown recently by the announcement that he will play at the Open Sud de France in Montpellier, which starts on February 3, the day after the final in Melbourne.

It is better for Murray to look further ahead and focus on doing all that he can to be in prime condition for Wimbledon, where his best chance lies of adding to his tally of three grand-slam titles. Bear in mind that two years ago he was within one set of reaching the semi-finals at the All England Club on one leg, after his right hip had worsened weeks before. He will be confident of doing well on the grass, a unique surface on which many of the up-and-coming players are still struggling to get their head around.

Wimbledon will now probably host Murray's grand-slam comeback, as there seems next to no chance that he will appear at the French Open. Clay is a gruelling surface that would present a brutal test for his body. It would be wise to concentrate on the later part of summer, which also includes the Olympics in Tokyo. There, he will bid for a third consecutive gold medal, and it is to his benefit that all matches are now contested over the best of three sets.

Disappointing though it is, it is indeed a sensible decision.



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I wonder if he will skip the clay season completely. Play the hard court Spring tournaments, skip clay, play the grass season, then play the remainder of the year.

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Born2WinTennis wrote:

I wonder if he will skip the clay season completely. Play the hard court Spring tournaments, skip clay, play the grass season, then play the remainder of the year.


A plausible timetable suggested at the end of the Stu Fraser article from which I quoted on Monday:

Notable dates for Murray before Wimbledon

February 3-9: Open Sud de France, Montpellier:  Murray will return to the tour at this ATP 250 tournament, being held in the week immediately after the Australian Open.

March 9-22: Indian Wells Masters, California:  A chance to play one of Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer at the first ATP Masters event of the season.

March 23-April 5: Miami Open, Florida:  Another Masters event that will provide a good test for Murray's fitness in the city where he has regularly trained in the past.

May 31-June 7: Surbiton Trophy, London:  Instead of playing at the French Open, Murray could begin his grass season at this second-tier ATP Challenger tournament.

June 15-21: Fever-Tree Championships, London:  Murray has regularly performed well at the Queen's Club in this pre-Wimbledon event.

June 29-July 12: The Championships, Wimbledon:  Potentially Murray's first appearance at a grand-slam tournament since the Australian Open in January 2018.

Not a clod of clay in sight!  wink



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Ah thanks, that looks like a very reasonable schedule, easing into hard courts before committing to the grass. Fingers crossed for this latest injury to recover quickly.

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I cant recall where but read a couple of articles suggesting that Andy's pelvic bruising is actually quite worrying. It doesnt look like there is much expectation he will be ready post AO for tournies like Montpellier. But the longer term concern is that if the metal hip cap is in fact causing the bruising (which seems likely) then the chances are that even if rest heals it now, it will return again and again with ongoing exertion on the court.

So even if he gets fit and gives the grass season a good go and maybe the Olympics, his long term future beyond that doesnt look promising...

Not sure if other's have read things at all, but I found it quite worrying to be honest.

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I cant recall where but read a couple of articles suggesting that Andy's pelvic bruising is actually quite worrying. It doesnt look like there is much expectation he will be ready post AO for tournies like Montpellier. But the longer term concern is that if the metal hip cap is in fact causing the bruising (which seems likely) then the chances are that even if rest heals it now, it will return again and again with ongoing exertion on the court.

So even if he gets fit and gives the grass season a good go and maybe the Olympics, his long term future beyond that doesnt look promising...

Not sure if other's have read things at all, but I found it quite worrying to be honest.


Yes it's the correlation of the two that will be the cause of concern.. and if indeed the hip resurfacing is likely to cause recurrent bruising as you suggest. Obviously Mike Bryant was essentially playing far gentler tennis on his comeback (without undermining what he has achieved since), compared with what Andy does for his singles. It does suggest a reduced and careful schedule for this year.. guess we still have to see, but it certainly is not looking like a sustained comeback is on the cards at the moment. Andy is Andy though.. he's not going to give up until it's clear he cannot get fully fit again.



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Andy's problems with the bone bruising in his pelvic area continue, he has now withdrawn from the indoor events in February that he was due to play, in France and Rotterdam.

Probably no sense in speculating when he may return, wind behind him would perhaps suggest the hardcourt events in March period, Acapulco, IW, Miami but he doesnt seem to have much wind behind him right now, so who knows

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JonH comes home wrote:

Andy's problems with the bone bruising in his pelvic area continue, he has now withdrawn from the indoor events in February that he was due to play, in France and Rotterdam.

Probably no sense in speculating when he may return, wind behind him would perhaps suggest the hardcourt events in March period, Acapulco, IW, Miami but he doesnt seem to have much wind behind him right now, so who knows


From today's Metro:

Bryan's backing Murray to get back to the top

Bob Bryan believes can overcome his latest injury and have 'many more years' at the top.  Murray was forced to miss the Australian Open, which started overnight, because a pelvic bone bruise is taking longer than expected to clear up.  The 32-year-old has not played a match since November and has not put a timescale on his comeback.

Murray has become close to Bryan through shared hip problems, with the American doubles specialist having resurfacing surgery a few months before the Scot.  Bryan said:  'I talked to him last week.  He's got something unrelated to the hip injury.  His hip feels great.  All his numbers are off the chart.  He tests the speed and the strength.  He's right back where he was whne he was No.1, which is incredible.  But he's got some question marks over this recent injury.  He hopes to be back as soon as he can.  But he's still working on it.

If anyone saw the documentary [about Murray], you'll know how crazy he is about the work.  He's a madman.  He's going to do everything he can.  I expect to see him for many more years [and] winning.'

That's kind of reassuring.



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