Andy Murray runs the risk of missing Wimbledon while the 32-year-old waits to see if he needs a third hip surgery
“I’ve become pretty pessimistic about time frames”: Andy Murray runs the risk of missing Wimbledon while waiting to see if he needs THIRD hip surgery
- Andy Murray has not played since he suffered bruises in the pelvis in November
- He practiced on the field and could play at the Miami Open next month
- But the 32-year-old was hampered by discomfort due to his second hip surgery
- If he needs a third operation, it would jeopardize the grassland season in June
Andy Murray has admitted that his dream of returning to Wimbledon this year is in balance after further complications from hip surgery.
Yet the two-time champion on SW19 is adamant that he will continue to fight to realize that ambition, and insists that he should be able to play tournaments even in a month’s time.
After keeping his own counsel since he left the Australian Open just after Christmas, the 32-year-old Schot gave his first detailed update on Tuesday about the problems that wiped out the heart-warming recovery in the fall.
Andy Murray has talked about the problems that have destroyed his heart-warming recovery
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Murray has missed eight of the last 10 Grand Slam men’s events. His last appearance was at the Australian Open 2019, where he was defeated in the first round.
On the positive side, he returned at the end of last week to practice in court again. More worrying is the recognition that natural extra bone growth as a result of his second surgery caused discomfort 13 months ago.
If a third surgical procedure is needed to remove it, it would jeopardize the grassland season in June.
He doesn’t exclude playing in the Miami Open next month, or in the gravel court events that follow: “I hope so, but in recent years I have become quite pessimistic about time frames, problems and so on because of and what is against me is said, “he summarized.
No wonder he had to be psychologically attuned to setbacks, this process has continued since Wimbledon 2017.
Murray has not played this year since he suffered bruises in the pelvis in November
His triumph at the European Open in Antwerp on October 20 seems a century ago. Since then he has reluctantly expanded his knowledge base in the hip area and referred to the “heterotopic ossification” that bothered him in the pelvis area.
He may not know until the early summer if it needs further attention from his surgeon.
“If I couldn’t have it until May or whatever, with six to eight weeks of rehab, it would mean that I miss that (clay court) period,” Murray said after a blow on Tuesday at Roehampton’s National Tennis Center.
“But hopefully the activity around this will decrease. If I have to have that removed because this is causing the problem, then that’s a pain in the ass.
The two-time champion has admitted that his dream of returning to Wimbledon is in balance
‘I want to play in the Slams again. That is what I have missed in recent years. Missing the Australian Open for me this year was tough. At the end of last season I actually started to play pretty well, I felt good and then this happened.
“I don’t want to say that I will definitely play in Miami – there is also the possibility that I might have to do something.”
Murray has continued the mind-numbing activity of repetitive rehabilitation and fitness work to be ready, if – and there must be one if – and when he gets everything clear.
“I want to keep playing. The question is whether I can or cannot do that, “he said. ‘If you look at my session today, it will be fine. But there is a difference between what I do today and playing high-level tennis. “
Murray won the doubles at the Fever-Tree Championships in 2019 alongside Feliciano Lopez
He described his entire situation as “incredibly complex.” ‘Because of the hip and the metal in the hip, it is extremely difficult to get a clear diagnosis, because the metal on the scan makes it very difficult to read them.
‘I started practicing again a few days ago, ran a little and just tried to build up to see what happens. I will really test the hip. Hopefully it responds fine. But if that is not the case, I may have to remove that (bone growth). I should know by the end of next month if I am good to play with or not.
“There is no reason not to do that, because as such I have no injury. If this is the problem, then it is a calcification, a collision. It’s just as if it settles with time and the body gets used to it and if you can manage it while playing. “
Offers of wildcards will appear if all goes well, and even if Miami is optimistic, there is something similar to follow from the Monte Carlo Open. “In many ways, the clay should actually be better for a metal joint because it is softer in impact,” he said.
Seeing will believe, but as always, Murray will not die, wondering if he has worked enough – in this case to squeeze a final chapter of his career.