Rome Masters tennis - Andy Murray enjoys winning return with Liam Broady in Italian Open doubles
Andy Murray and Liam Broady beat Max Purcell and Luke Saville 5-7 7-6 (7-5) 10-6 in the Italian Open men’s doubles. Murray had not played since early March due to a groin injury, but is stepping up his return to the singles with a shot at the doubles in Rome. The British pair play Kevin Krawietz and Horia Tecau on Thursday.
ROME, ITALY - MAY 12: Liam Broady and Andy Murray (L) both of Great Britain celebrate a point won on day 5 of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia match between Max Purcell and Luke Saville, both of Australia against Liam Broady and Andy Murray, both of Great
Murray has been confirmed for Queen’s in June, and could be in line for a French Open wildcard, with the Grand Slam at Roland Garros starting on May 30.
"Andy is trying his best to come back," said French Open tournament director Guy Forget.
Liam Broady and Andy Murray beat Max Purcell and Luke Saville
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His knowledge and experience is so big that if he feels physically fit and he can afford to play a few matches before Roland Garros, I believe, and it is only my guess, is that he can beat probably half of the people in the main draw.
"Andy knows he is not going to pretend to play tournaments if he does not feel he can compete with the best guys.
"Andy also knows he can get a wildcard or even qualify and then play Nadal first round.
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"He just loves the game and wants to go out to perform and win matches, so I believe if he asks for one, it is because he believes he can perform and win a few matches."