Murray Makes Winning Return

Murray Makes Winning Return

Andy Murray says he is pain free and optimistic for the future after making his return to action in the Queen’s doubles on Thursday. The 32-year-old feared his career could be over after struggling with a hip injury, but after undergoing surgery in January there is hope he can play on.

Murray was back on court alongside Spain’s Feliciano Lopez at the Fever-Tree Championships as they defeated Colombian top seeds Robert Farah and Juan Sebastian Cabal 7-6 (7-5) 6-3. “It was brilliant. I enjoyed it a lot,” Murray told BBC Sport. “I was a bit slow at the beginning and got better as the match went on. “I’m fortunate to be back playing again.

“Leading up to the match I was quite relaxed but I was a bit nervous when we started walking to the court. You want the nerves and the butterflies in the stomach and I had that.” Murray will now see how he progresses but feel optimistic for the future.

“I have zero discomfort in my hip after the match. Nothing. And if I had done this last year, I’d be here aching, throbbing, and feel bad the next day,” he added. “So I’ll just keep pushing and see how it goes. But I feel optimistic about the future. I don’t know how long it will take to get to that level, but, hopefully not too long.”

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