Everything was going right for Andy Murray in the year 2017 until the Wimbledon quarterfinals. He was playing against Sam Querrey of USA to book a berth in the semifinals. But, suddenly at the end of the match, he started limping and lost the match. After some days he made an announcement that he was suffering from a minor hip injury which deteriorated very badly during the course of the tournament on the grass court.
Due to this hip injury, he was forced to leave the rest of the season and go to rehab for his injury. Andy Murray has admitted that his injury-struck 2017 campaign has forced him to readjust his goals for the upcoming new season beginning with the Australian Open.
The three-time Grand Slam Champion and the former world no. 1 has not played a competitive match since the grueling five-set defeat in the Wimbledon quarter-finals last July.
Return to the International Circuit
Murray stated his focus on returning to the international circuit at the Brisbane International, which begins on the eve of New Year, and the former world no. 1 made very clear that returning to full fitness is his primary focus before the advent of the new season.
But his comeback wouldn’t be as easy as there are various other big named players who are eyeing the Brisbane International as their comeback after a long injury. That list includes the 12-time Grand Slam Champion Novak Djokovic, 3-time Grand Slam Champion Stanislas Wawrinka, US Open finalist Kei Nishikori and many more.
When asked about his return to the main circuit he said” When I was fit and healthy last year i.e. 2016 you think about winning all the major events, getting to no. 1 and win every competition that you are in and that is what really drives you.
Murray’s take on his condition and comeback
When asked about his long absence from the court by sky sports he answered “When you miss four or five months and there has been a bit of uncertainty about my hip or stuff. I missed US Open and almost missed Wimbledon as well”.
“The goals change and I remember now how much I just loved playing tennis-it isn’t about winning every match that I play in the future or winning more slams. I want to get back to playing tennis, I want to be healthy and fit and that is what is driving me just now”.