Tennis
ATP Brisbane

Murray makes winning return, but unsure how much longer he has left

Share this with
Copy
Share this article

Andy Murray

Image credit: Getty Images

ByReuters
01/01/2019 at 06:29 | Updated 01/01/2019 at 10:15

Former world number one Andy Murray made a successful return to competitive tennis on Tuesday with a 6-3 6-4 victory over local favourite James Duckworth at the Brisbane International tournament.

The 31-year-old Murray ended his season early last year after suffering pain in his hip following surgery earlier in 2018 that ruled him out of three of the four Grand Slam events.

Watch ATP Brisbane on Eurosport Player

Roland-Garros

What makes the 'Big Three' so special? - Kuerten and Corretja join Tennis Legends

04/06/2020 AT 06:39

Murray, whose ranking has dropped to 240 and was unseeded in Brisbane, had earlier said he was still feeling pain in his hip but was in a "better place" than he was 12 months ago.

"I was a bit nervous. But as the match went on I thought I moved well," Murray said on Eurosport after his 10th successive win in Brisbane, having won the tournament at both his previous appearances in 2012 and 2013.

"It's my first match after a big break. It's not easy to sum up (but) it's been really hard the last 18 months, been a lot of ups and downs trying to get back on court.

Emotional Murray: I don't know how much longer it's going to last

00:02:37

"Being back now I am trying to enjoy it as much as I can, for as long as I can because I am not sure how much longer I have got."

Murray returned to the court last June and played just 12 complete matches last year.

'Up and running' - Murray wins comeback match in Brisbane

00:00:28

As an unseeded player in Brisbane he has a tough draw, with a second round clash with Russian fourth seed Daniil Medvedev.

Tennis

Nobody will begrudge Murray success when he finally makes his return

15/05/2020 AT 06:36
Tennis

Grand Slam tally should decide 'GOAT' debate, says Lendl

09/05/2020 AT 08:44
Related Topics
TennisATP BrisbaneAndy MurrayJames Duckworth
Share this with
Copy
Share this article

Latest News

Tennis

Impossible to play under U.S. Open's COVID-19 protocols, says Djokovic

9 HOURS AGO

Latest Videos

Tennis

Tennis Legends: Kuerten and Corretja on realising 'Big Three' were special

00:48:05

Most popular

Football

Dele Alli speaks out about racism in society - 'Everyone is hurting, this isn't something new'

YESTERDAY AT 13:56
View more